Eagerly looking forward to reading Alain Badiou's _The Age of the Poets_.
And Bruno Bosteels--one who has translated this book into English--gives us this list (thanks, Bruno; I've always admired your works of translation): "Alain Badiou on Paul Celan, Fernando Pessoa, Nazim Hikmet, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Bertolt Brecht, Natacha Michel, Pierre Guyotat, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Severo Sarduy, Robert Musil, Wallace Stevens, Osip Mandelstam...."
"I wish to argue, on the contrary, that there exists an essential link between poetry and communism, if we take 'communism' closely in its first sense: the concern for what is common to all. A tense, paradoxical, violent love of life in common; the desire that what ought to be common and accessible to all would not be appropriated by the servants of Capital. The poetic desire that the things of life would be like the sky and the earth, like the water of the oceans and the brush fires on a summer night, that is to say: would belong by right to the whole world."