Igor Goldkind

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Florida Street
San Diego, CA 92104

Author's Bio

San Diegan Igor Goldkind is an author, poet and producer of advanced media technology innovations. At the age of 14, Goldkind served as a volunteer Science Fiction Coordinator for the now wildly popular San Diego Comic Con. It was in this capacity that he met Ray Bradbury, who he asked for advice about becoming a writer. After living and working in Europe for 25 years, he returned to San Diego in 2014 to care for his demented mother and see her to the valley beyond.   In 2015, his multiple publishing project IS SHE AVAILABLE? was published by Chameleon and broke new ground in combining Poetry, Comics, Jazz and Animation. His imminent short story collection THE VILLAGE OF LIGHT based in the genre of Speculative Realism is to be published this year as well as his first novel entitled simply, PLAGUE.

The Chicago Tribune described Is She Available?  as "an experiment, and reading it feels more like an act of discovery...nonetheless there's a thrill to scrolling through its pages. It's an ambitious step toward what digital media can (and will) be.”

“This is a beautiful book!” — Neil Gaiman  

In a different life Igor used to create and write characters for British Comics like 2000AD including the 4 series The Clown:“Goldkind portrays the Clown as an “existential Mr. Magoo [...] more fixated on his ideas about reality than reality itself” and credits The Sorrows of Young Werther as an inspiration for the series’s satirical, solipsistic "metaphysical slapstick". – Wikipedia [1]


Literary agent: 
Chameleon Publishing

Publications & Prizes


Cadence Collective
San Diego Free Press
San Diego Poetry Annual

Spoken Word

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (2018)
Hotel Lafayette Arts Festival (2017)
San Diego Art Institute (2017)
Stand Up Tragedy (2017)
Walk N Roll: An Evening of Neighborhood Storytelling (2017)
The Beat Roots (2016)
Prizes won: 

Oxford Poetry Journal

San Diego Free Press Poetry Month Poet

San Diego Public Library Poet of the month, September, 2018

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Durante degli Alighieri Giodarno Bruno Cervantes Raymond Carver Paul Auster Franz Kafka Neil Gaiman (but only his serious stuff) Milan Kundera Homer Antonin Artaud Samuel Beckett
What I'm reading now: 
Is She Available? by Igor Goldkind, The Village of Light by Igor Goldkind, Beattitudes by Igor Goldkind

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
European American, Hispanic, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Immigration, Mental Health, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish
Born in: 
Lansing, Michigan, MI
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
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Last update: May 21, 2019