In an imagined society, materialism controls every aspect of the lives of its inhabitants: people have numbers instead of names, foods are measured with total accuracy, even affections are counted by the gram, and families have artists instead of pets. A girl has chosen to have a poet, and her life will never be the same…

A story about the importance of poetry, creativity and culture in our lives, celebrating the beauty of ideas and disinterested actions.


“Readers find themselves in front of a true document of culture that does not hide its strength or the transformative power that it holds, even within a world of barbarism”. Carlos Roberto dos Santos Menezes, Revista NEPA UFF

“The important thing is that looking at the world is made more digestible […] through good prose and verse. One can see the great benefit of ‘buying a poet’ to express yourself in a brief, playful and brilliant way”. Marcel Socías Montofré, BioBioChile

“This is the kind of book we want to buy in piles and put under everyone’s door. Beautiful, delicate, moving”. Tamires de Carvalho, Literatura blog


104 pages – Original Language: Portuguese (Caminho, 2016). Foreign Editions: Arabic (Masciliana), Brazil (Dublinense), Chile (Hueders), Colombia, México, and Peru (Panamericana), Corea (Dawon), Croatia (Edicije Bozicevic), Macedonia (Tri).