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Jacques Roubaud
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Jacques Roubaud is a poet, mathematician, and translator. A member of the Oulipo group, his works include numerous collections of poetry, the Hortense novels, The Great Fire of London, The Loop, and Mathematics. He has received the Prix France-Culture, the Grand Prix National de la Poésie, and the Grand Prix de Littérature Paul-Morand, among other prizes; and has been a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the European Graduate School, and the University of Paris X.

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Vol. 75
Dispatches from Solitude
Fall 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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January 19, 2021
. . . a well-perfumed friend, wise both
in the olfactory and in love, taught me
to spray with economy, to wear scent
as a private pleasure, evident only to
a lover in kissing distance.


 
January 11, 2021
One’s opportunities to be unhappy are

Unlimited.     Or limited, but only by

One’s own imagination, which is powerful

But fragile, is defenseless,     but is limited

Only by things unseen.     As Bark Psychosis did it
January 4, 2021
As life encroaches on the dreaming
bedpost, you remember

a chip of ice you found in river
sludge, its sheen a mute witness

to increments of change
as lens and pure belief.
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