Friday 20.12 at 4pm at Arkadia: Love Stories by Adrian Goldman

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to Love Stories by Adrian Goldman on Friday 20.12 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

A collection of many of Adrian Goldman’s more recent poems, organised very loosely around three of his great loves, or obsessions, Cafés, Dance and Helsinki.


Warm regards,

Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc.!

Adrian Goldman

Adrian Goldman (born 1958) has had a peripatetic career as a full-time scientist, part-time director, and obsessive writer of poetry. Like Emily Dickinson, he writes in life’s interstices: at the stopping points when the corner turns and so, like her, his poems are not tidily organised: some on scraps of paper, some in notebooks, some on one computer, some on another, some dictated into a phone.
His goal in writing is to capture a mood or a thought, or explore a feeling, and the poets that have most influenced him have been TS Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Louis MacNeice and, more recently, Wislawa Szymborska. What he particularly likes in all of them is the capturing of the extraordinary in the ordinary.

He has had poems published in the US (Improtunnilla, which he reads today), in the UK and in Finland (Arkadia Gazette), and has performed at the FinnBrit “Poetry and Jazz” evenings. At Arkadia, he will read some of his more recent poems: something old, something new and something borrowed – in keeping with the title of the evening.