Nicolas Behr (Nikolaus von Behr) was born in Cuiabá in 1958 and has lived in Brasília since 1974. Behr put out his mimeographed book, Iogurte com Farinha, in 1977, the first of many. In 1978 he was arrested and prosecuted by the right-wing military dictatorship police on charges of possession of pornographic material (his poems!) and was absolved the following year. He ceased publishing between 1980 and 1993, and since then has published many small books, most of which are freely available on his website ( Behr’s selected poems, Laranja Seleta, published in 2008, was a finalist for the Portugal Telecom Prize in Literature. He was the subject of a biography in 2004, a documentary film in 2010, and was invited to participate in several international festivals of literature. Behr’s most recent books, Rasília and Alcina, were published in 2020. He currently makes his living operating a greenhouse that specializes in native species of the surrounding high savannah. He loves Brasília.