audrey dimola[art for the wild]

Press

Coverage of my work in print, online & TV:

+ Keynote speaker at Celebrating Queens Women Artists 2017, broadcast on QPTV (at 25:27) [July ’17]

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+ My new Socrates festival Wildfest picked up in the New York Times’ New York Today! [May ’17]

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+ Interviewed for an article about Socrates Sculpture Park’s history, future, and upcoming 2017 season of free public programming, published in print in BORO Magazine and online at QNS.com [April ’17]

+ Article about my Compass Project guerrilla poetry sticker initiative on The sisSTAR Loop for National Poetry Month [April ’17]
“Poet and Author, Audrey Dimola is one of Queens’ art and literary gems, and chances are you may have seen her live at a poetry open mic in Astoria or Long Island City, curate or host various literary events, read one or both of her poetry books, recognized her on NY1, seen her in action as Director of Public Programs at Socrates Sculpture Park, or come across her original prose via her guerrilla stickers all over New York City. The stickers are part of Dimola’s Compass Project which she launched in 2012 as a way of releasing her work into the wild, as one of her stickers state Stay Wild, Stay Grateful. The Compass Project stickers have gone far and wide since its 2012 release, starting in Dimola’s backyard of Queens and spreading to other cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, and abroad to Niagara Falls, London, and Seoul, South Korea…”

+ Article about my event “How We Create & How We Cope” on QNS.com, “Astoria event examines mental health and its impact on artistic expression” [Feb ’17]

+ Interviewed on International Women Artists’ Salon’s Salon Radio discussing my event “How We Create & How We Cope” and more (listen to the recording by visiting cityworldradio.com, clicking “Listen to Archived Shows,” clicking the folder icon, and going to International Women Artists’ Salon 2-2-17)

+ Interviewed for feature story, “Curating Magic in Queens,” in Idlewild Magazine’s 8th issue [Oct ’16]
“Audrey Dimola stands as a beacon for the literary and artistic community in Queens. She’s been hugely successful in uniting the community in her native borough and once you’ve met her, it is easy to see why. Her dynamic energy and passion for life shine through…”

+ Featured in Dark Mountain Project (UK)’s “Uncivilised Poetics” issue with my guerrilla sticker project, The Compass Project [Oct ’16]

+ Featured on QPTV/Queens Public TV (@ 11:57) in Empyre Media Production’s episode of “Celebrating Queens Women Artists” at Queens Council on the Arts [June ’16]

+ Article on the debut of my MASHUPS! event in Queens Courier/QNS.com [Oct ’15]

+ Quoted in DNAinfo NY article about the 1st annual Queens Lit Fest at LIC Bar [July ’15]

+ Featured on Empyre Media Productions TV episode “Art of Poetry” cablecast on QPTV & online- performing live and discussing TRAVERSALS, poetry for everyone, THE WILD PAPERS, my guerrilla poetry stickers, the importance of wildness & the unexpected, & more [June ’15]

+ Featured on the Latimer House blog with my comrades on the first night we spent at the house conceiving THE WILD PAPERS show set for May 9th [April ’15]

+ Featured in Astoria Stand Up Harmony Session, ‘Audrey & the Sound of the Universe’ [April ’14]

+ Featured on the very special mürmur podcast, a conversation between two strangers – discussing wildness, being remembered, impossible dreams, crazy jobs, the impetus behind “The Wild Papers,” Compass Project stickering, reading from “TRAVERSALS” and everything in between [Mar ’15]

+ Featured poet in Gillette Venus’ 2015 global #UseYourAnd campaign (reposted video- the original official posting garnered over 21 million views) [Jan ’15]

+ Interview on NY1 about my second book “TRAVERSALS” and Queens’ role in the arts [Jan ’15]

+ Local Express feature interview in Queens Gazette [Dec ’14]

+ Interview in Queens Library publication “Enrich Your Life” (pg.11) [Dec ’14]

+ Article from Give Me Astoria on “TRAVERSALS” and the book release [Nov ’14]

+ Interview: “LIC poet set to release 2nd book” in LIC Courier Magazine & Queens Courier [Oct ’14]

+ Interview on Beauty, Brains & Blogging as a Canvas of Words’ Preserving Our Roots Poet [Sept ’14]

+ Feature interview on The Arts & Music’s “Breaking Ground” [Aug ’14]

+ Q&A interview upon being featured in 3Po3try NYC’s Hot House event [July ’14]

+ Featured as Human of the Week (Audrey Dimola, the Arts Queen of Astoria) on Give Me Astoria [May ’14]

+ Q&A interview for curating/performing at Queens Council on the Arts’ Block Party in Kaufman Arts District [May ’14]

+ Interviewed/performed on International Women Artists’ Salon’s Salon Radio: keeping the fires lit! [May ’14]

+ Q&A interview upon becoming one of the new hosts for The Inspired Word [April ’14]

+ Article/interview in The Forum Queens about my literary efforts and World of Words: Queens at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center [March ’14]

+ Video interview for Poetry Teachers NYC in conjunction with their Unveiling Arrival reading [March ’14]

+ Interview & photos in (now-defunct) glitter and doom, a website dedicated to the everyday creative [Jan ’14]

+ Unlikely Blonde reviews my book “Decisions We Make While We Dream” [Nov ’13]

+ Interview in BORO Magazine about the 1st ever Queens Literary Town Hall [Oct ’13]

+ Article on DNAinfo New York on the 1st ever Queens Literary Town Hall [Oct ’13]

+ Interview on NY1 about the 1st ever Queens Literary Town Hall & the growing Queens literary community [Oct ’13]

+ Article on Flavorpill’s Flavorwire featuring my Compass Project in a roundup of worldwide guerrilla poetry projects [July ’13]

Interview as Featured Artist on local collective Mission to (dit)MARS’ website [March ’13]

+ Review of my first Nature of the Muse event on Eric Hathaway’s Sometime in Long Island City blog [Jan ’13]

+ Article on DNAinfo New York about my first Nature of the Muse event [Jan ’13]

Spotlight Article about my Compass Project on HerHattan NYC [March ’12]

Interview about music, writing, and rocking out on The Joy of Violent Movement, writer/photographer William Ruben Helms’ blog [Jul ’10]

“Ten Questions” interview about local arts and culture on Sugarzine, a Queens web-mag [Jul ’09]

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SEE ALSO

+ Quoted in Queens Chronicle article about Queens Poet Laureate’s ETERNiDAY fest [March ’13]

Quoted in article about Boundless Tales Reading Series in Astoria [Oct ’13]

+ Public speaking at the hearing to save my high school, Long Island City High School, from turnaround/closure (full version here) [April ’12]

Quoted in NY Daily News article about The Q Note’s inaugural Commas & Coffee reading [Feb ’11]

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Into the wild wonderland…

Celebrated as “a wildfire in a world of fluorescent bulbs” and a “poetic force of nature,” Queens, NYC native Audrey Dimola is a shamanically-inclined poet, performer, curator, local arts advocate, community organizer, and lifelong artist, as well as Director of Public Programs at Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park. // Thanks so much for stopping by! You’ll find all my work on this website, past and present, as well as new blog posts. Poetry, prose, videos, events, photos, articles – it’s all here. // STAY WILD, STAY GRATEFUL!

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ABOUT
Pleased to meet you..!

POETRY & PERFORMANCE
Poetry & prose, live performance videos

PROJECTS
Compass Project, Nature of the Muse, THE WILD PAPERS, #poetsinthewildnyc & more

EVENTS
Full list of upcoming & past events

ARTICLES & MEDIA
Features, reviews, interviews, essays in print & online; blog posts; video interviews

CURATING
Original events I've curated like Nature of the Muse & the Queens Literary Town Hall

PRESS
Coverage of my work - print, blogs, TV!

CONTACT ME!
Info, mailing list, testimonials, specialties

MY BOOKS
My collections of poetry & prose

My Books

I have two poetry & prose collections for sale, proudly self-published. Like what you read? Support an indie!

Decisions We Make While We Dream (2012)

TRAVERSALS (2014)

WILDLIGHT coming soon

Compass Project Poetry Stickers

As of February 2012, I've been sticking my Compass Project poetry and prose stickers up around NYC & sending them around the world! Have you seen some? Want some? Find out more!

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