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RESURRECTION – Promote Yourself


I am the Resurrection.
Each morning I drag my self from bed, 
Rolling away the heavy sheet I wrapped ’round myself
for comfort,
All night long.

Jesus, where’s the  coffee-filter? 
Jesus, you don’t have the muscle anymore,
it takes 
To roll the weight I’ve been rolling away, every day 
From the mouth of my own cave.

Here we are again!
Awake, but blurry-eyed,
When we look at the lives we’ve each brought back from the dead;
From the cave of shadows, 
From the dancing on our walls.

Fire does animate the hole;
(Fire is in the whole).
The bad impersonation of the sun
Those disco-dancing 
Flames assume,

Leave me adrift
Afloat in the sea of my own shortcomings.
Who are you, reading this?
And who do you suspect this voice to to be ?
You and I, we are just meeting here by chance.

Somewhere outside of time
Somewhere in these words.
Somewhere near the entrance
Of this cave that each of us, 
Gradually emerges from.

Igor Goldkind

Igor Goldkind was born April 20, 1960 in Lansing, Michigan and raised in San Diego, California.  He is an author, poet, and lecturer who currently specializes in Digital Storytelling and Information Architecture.   In 1983Goldkind moved to Paris where he studied with Michel Foucault, the French Post-Structuralist scholar.  After receiving a graduate certificate from La Sorbonne, Goldkind moved to London where he worked first for Titan Books in the 1980s and then for IPC Magazines and Egmont Fleetway in the 1990s as a marketing consultant and PR spokesperson. Here, Goldkind helped develop and promoted the term “graphic novel” as a way to help sell the trade paperbacks then being published. Today, the Graphic Novel is a well-respected, internationally recognized genre. 
In the 1990s, Goldkind became one of the UK’s early innovators in digital media.  He set up a digital publishing company called Artemis Communications in 1993. one of the first digital agencies in the country, developing many first-ever publishing websites for Oxford University Press, Pearson’s Publishing, Lisson Gallery, The Tate Modern, and Usborne Books.  In 1998 he established Signa Internet Strategies, considered to be the UK’s first exclusively Search Engine Optimization company.  
Goldkind has lectured at Liverpool University, St. Martins School of Design, and the London College of Printing.  He is considered by his contemporaries to be an expert in the growing fields of Information Architecture, Usability Standards, and User Experience.  He continues to write and serve as the creative mind behind projects that link computational technologies with art, education, and storytelling.
Igor Goldkind is currently completing a collection of SF short stories entitled THE VILLAGE OF LIGHT, which unfolds in and around a computer game, and his first novel, THE PLAGUE, which is set around the mass outbreak of a cognitive degenerative illness.  The latter is based upon the condition of dementia and Goldkind’s has experiences in caring for his mother.  Goldkind’s first work, IS SHE AVAILABLE?, incorporates poetry, art, music, and motion,  published by ChameleonPublishing on April 1,st 2015

April Midnight


Side by side through the streets at midnight,
Roaming together,
Through the tumultuous night of London,
In the miraculous April weather.
Roaming together under the gaslight,
Day’s work over,
How the Spring calls to us, here in the city,
Calls to the heart from the heart of a lover!
Cool to the wind blows, fresh in our faces,
Cleansing, entrancing,
After the heat and the fumes and the footlights,
Where you dance and I watch your dancing.
Good it is to be here together,
Good to be roaming,
Even in London, even at midnight,
Lover-like in a lover’s gloaming.
You the dancer and I the dreamer,
Children together,
Wandering lost in the night of London,
In the miraculous April weather.

London firework display 2012

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