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Igor Goldkind was raised in San Diego, California. At the age of 14, he served as  Science Fiction Coordinator for the now wildly popular San Diego Comic Con. It was in this capacity that he met Ray Bradbury, whom he asked for advice about becoming a writer.  After studying philocophy at UCSC and poety at SFSU, he later moved to France to study with Michel Foucault and England where he made a successful career in the publishing industry coining the term "Graphic Novels" in the early '90s.  He is a poet, author and independent scholar Igor Goldkind’s award winning book, IS SHE AVAILABLE?, incorporates poetry, art, music, and animation; in collaboration with over 25 artists from the comic, fantasy and fine art (as well as the jazz composer Gilad Atzmon) and is published by Chameleon Publishing.  Igor Goldkind’s most recent album of spoken word poetry TAKE A DEEP BREATH  is being launched at the International Beat Poetry Festival on September 5th, 2020 and will be followed by an illustrated ebook, print book by the same name and a reading tour this Fall.


The Cure for the Pandemic is Here!

Just Take a Deep Breath...

Spoken Word and music to ease the strain.

Take a Deep Breath

Blog Posted:9/11/2020 4:01:00 PM

The Pandemic Cure is Here!  :


An Album of Original Contemporary Poetry and Music

– Making Sense When Nothing Else Does –

Original poetry by Igor Goldkind
Music by Frederic Iriarte and Igor Boyko


Launched September 5th at The 2020 International Beat Poetry Festival (Normally in Boston, now virtually everywhere!)

The Festival  streamed 3 original music videos from the album for the first time.


Take a Deep Breath is available for download  exclusively on Bandcamp

9 Tracks, 40 Minutes, $18.00   $15 EU

Original Words, Music, Video and Antidotes for Living With Uncertainty

Internationally renown fine artist and producer Frederic Iriarte and American Poet Igor Goldkind have collaborated on 9 original tracks of musical interpretations based on Igor Goldkind’s forthcoming collection of poetry Take a Deep Breath.  The album of 9 tracks is being launched as a complete work at this year’s International Beat Poetry Festival and will be released for download at midnight  this coming Saturday, September 5th.

The multimedia work was written and produced during the pandemic in Stockholm, San Diego and Moscow.  It is intended as an artistic attempt to help us live with uncertainty and survive catastrophe living.

“TAKE A DEEP BREATH is most important piece of Spoken Word Art to come along at just the right time: right when we all needed it the most!”    Henry Rollins

Take a Deep Breath and step out of your comfort zone.
Just don’t look down.


2020 has been a year of both social, economic and psychological upheaval.   Humans have been required to adapt to drastically changing circumstances without forewarning and without certainty as to the outcomes.

We are being challenged as a species to adapt.  Adaptation is our genus but it is also painful  and exhausting.  Take a Deep Breath is an instruction:  pause for a moment of reflection.   Take a break from panic and get a clear view of where we are as individuals, as a people and as a species.

Covid-19 has literally attacked our humanity however in doing so has done us the service of reminding us of our shared humanity, our common mutual vulnerability.  These are hard lessons to learn and uncomfortable changes to be made for us to survive.   Take a Deep Breath is a pause in the gloom  and a chance to regain our strength and resilience to  all carry on.

Take a Deep Breath is a step backwards in time when poetry and music were used  and appreciated as tools for contemplation, meditation and reflection on the most crucial factor in our lives.  Now that we are being confronted and overwhelmed with multiple catastrophes,  is the time to return to using  poetry for what it is designed for:

Reflection, Meditation, Contemplation
Self-Healing and Recovery

We will survive.

Sample Medley:  

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Date: 9/15/2020 12:42:00 PM
Thank you Jeanne, Rama and Sunshine for your words of supportive. I am trying to see in this age of internet niches whether or not poetry, art, avant garde music and literature can sustain its own audience. Any of your honest feedback on the album and/or the free track The Numbers Game, is greatly appreciated. I can't afford comprehensive market research. Thanks, Igor
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Date: 9/15/2020 12:43:00 PM
Date: 9/15/2020 9:03:00 AM
Wonderful. congratulations and best of luck! Jeanne
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Date: 9/13/2020 7:14:00 PM
Congratulation. That is great to hear. Take care. RegardsRama
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Date: 9/13/2020 4:17:00 AM
Congratulations, Igor :)
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