André Blavier

André Blavier (23 October 1922 – 12 June 2001) was a Belgian poet. From 1961 he was a member of the literary group Oulipo and served as their foreign correspondent.[1]

He was born in Verviers into a working-class family. His wife was the collage artist and translator Odette Blavier.

Blavier was greatly influenced by the work of Raymond Queneau, and became a member of Oulipo (the name is a contraction for Ouvroir de littérature potentielle or "workshop of potential literature"), a group consisting of mostly French-speaking writers and mathematicians who create literary works using constrained writing techniques.


  1. ^ Elkin, Lauren, & Esposito, Scott (2012). The End of Oulipo?: An Attempt to Exhaust a Movement. John Hunt Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 178099656X.