New and Selected Poems


Mirror-City is a collection of new and selected poems by Nicolas Behr - “Brasília’s poet” - who was imprisoned in 1978 by the Department of Political and Social Order in an attempt to silence him and his writing. Upon his release, Behr reported that his plans included buying a megaphone so that he could speak louder.

Behr’s work summons the spectral “braxília,” the city that Brasília could have been - incorporating an x where the city’s major arteries cross into the name itself - where the “wings” and “body” meet.

Translated by Jon Woodward and authorized by the author, Mirror-City includes work ranging from the late 1970s to the present, as well as six new pieces.

Portuguese originals and English translations appear on facing pages.

Author: Nicolas Behr
Translator: Jon Woodward
Booklet, 56 pp, 7 x 5.25 in
Language: English / Portuguese
ISBN: 978-1-7375909-5-8
Published: October 26, 2022


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