The University of the Spanish city of Alicante hosted a recital of Romanian poet Dinu Flamand on Monday; violinist Carolina Martinez Baez-Otermin of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University accompanied him, according to a media release, quoted by Agerpres. Flamand read some of his poems in the anthology titled En la cuerda de tender (On the Clothesline) published by the Linteo House in 2012, translated to Spanish by Catalina Iliescu Gheorghiu. The volume includes poems seen as testimonials of the derisive and grotesque atmosphere under the dictatorship, which Flamand calls ‘test-life’. Other poems reflect later reflections of the metaphysical sadness of solitude years, when the poetic self got adapted and alienated, with intuition and reflection balancing each other in a diverse palette of poetic tones, themes and procedures. Dinu Flamand was born in 1947 in northern Transylvania. He is one of the dominant voices of contemporary Romanian poetry, although he chose the exile in the ‘80s.