Saturday 21.12 at 4pm at Arkadia: ‘Found Objects: Imagined Futures’, a poetry reading by Adrian Goldman

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to ‘Found Objects: Imagined Futures’, a poetry reading by Adrian Goldman on Saturday 21.12 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome

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 UK and in Finland (Arkadia Gazette), and has read a number of his poems at the FinnBrit “Poetry and Jazz” evenings. At Arkadia, he will read some of his poems spanning four decades.