Few poets are as legendary and influential as math professor Jacques Roubaud. It is impressive to say that he is name-dropped in Roberto Bolaños' The Savage Detectives. In Norway, we have been fortunate enough to have access to his texts through the reports made by some of the country’s foremost reporters. For 60 years he has been one of the most important authors in France, among others as a member of the groundbreaking group Oulipo. It is time for a meeting with a living legend!