FLORIN IARU (b. 1954, Bucharest) graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest in 1978. He worked as an book editor for Cartea Romanească publishing house in 1990, then as an editor for Cotidianul newspaper, between 1991-1992. He published his first verses in Luminița review, in 1962. A member of Cenaclul de luni literary circle in the 70’s, which was at that moment coordinated by the literary critic Nicolae Manolescu. In 1981, his volume Cîntece de trecut strada (Songs for Crossing the Street) received praise from reviewers, and in 1982 he contributed to the collective poetry volume Aer cu diamante (Sky with Diamonds). He is an iconic figure of the ’80s generation in Bucharest. Other volumes (a selection): La cea mai înaltă ficțiune (To the Highest Fiction, 1984), Înnebunesc și-mi pare rău (Mad and Sorry About It, 1990), Poeme alese (Special Poems, 2002), Fraier de București (Bucharest Sucker, 2011), Povestiri cu final schimbat (Tales with Altered Endings, 2013).