Nicolas Behr (Nikolaus von Behr) was born in Cuiabá in 1958 and has lived in Brasília since 1974. He put out his first mimeographed book, Iogurte com farinha, in 1977. In 1978, Behr was arrested and prosecuted by the Department of Political and Social Order for “possession of pornographic material” (his poems!) and was absolved the following year. He ceased publishing between 1980 and 1993 and has since published many small books, most of which are freely available on his website ( Behr was the subject of a biography in 2004 and a documentary film in 2010. His most recent books, Rasília and Alcina, were published in 2020. Behr currently makes his living operating a greenhouse that specializes in native species of the surrounding high savannah. He loves Brasília.