- Category : 1931-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
French writer and poet. Bens grew up in Marseille and studied zoology, because of ill health he had to interrupt his studies. He was co-founder of L’Ouvroir de Literature Potentielle, or l’Oulipo; French-speaking writers and mathematicians who’s purpose was: the seeking of new structures and patterns which may be used by writers in any way they enjoy. From 1960 till 1963 he worked on l'Encyclopédie de la Pléiade, a collection of scientific texts. Later he became general-secretary for the Société des Gens de Lettres (writers collective).