- India Song – a 1975 French film directed by Marguerite Duras. It has been some years now since I last visited the world of Marguerite Duras. I love her work, and look very much forward to a new visit into her unique universe.
- Emmanuel Hocquard: A Test of Solitude. Emmanuel Hocquard (born in 1940 in Cannes) is a French poet who grew up in Tangier, Morocco. Steve Evans says: Emmulating Wittgenstein, who repaired to an isolated cabin in Norway to write and reflect, Hocquard takes up his own test of solitude on a farm not far from Bordeaux. What he writes there are unconventional sonnets that arrive at their stipulated line-count by an ingenious variety of means. They record with deceptive simplicity daily accounts and experiences. At the same time, an inquiry is being conducted, a test of solitude that is also a test of poetry.
- Marcel Bénabou: Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books (in Swedish: Varför jag inte har skrivit någon av mina böcker). I did some Ouilipo reading last year, very much looking forward to reading more.
- Jacques Roubaud: Poetry, etcetera: Cleaning House. Jacques Roubaud (born 1932 in Caluire-et-Cuire, Rhône) is a French poet and mathematician. In Poetry, etcetera: Cleaning House he asks: What is poetry today, and how does it fit into our daily lives? Through a series of intelligent and personal, often humorous essays Roubaud explores the role of poetry and poetry means to us. … I do not know Roubaud’s work, but this sounds just like something I would love to read!
Blessed by Christmas in February!