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Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection

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Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection, 1960-2002 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Finding Aid Authors: Cory Czajkowski, Rudo Kemper, Tim Thompson and Tatiana Faria.

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Collection Overview

Title: Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection, 1960-2002Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1982-1998

ID: 04-ASM0654

Creator: Míccolis, Leila

Extent: 121.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Formats/Genres: Brazilian literature - 20th century - Periodicals, Brazilian poetry - 20th century - Periodicals, Fanzines, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Political cartoons, Scrapbooks

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English, Portuguese, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Leila Míccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection consists primarily of political and countercultural pamphlets and periodicals, concrete poetry, neo-concrete poetry and other vanguard/avant-garde artistic experimentation, fanzines, film reviews, university publications, theater, and musical pieces.

As opposed to the commercial and widely-circulated press of "official" Brazilian governmental venues, the publications contained in the collection especially treat stigmatized or marginalized groups, such as Afro-Brazilians, women, sexual minorities. It accomplishes this goal by utilizing various mediums including literary pieces, editorial cartoons, political comics, sociopolitical critiques of "Brazilianness," humor, and the promotion of ecological and environmental awareness. The collection also contains a large variety of materials from the 1970s Marginália movement, a term used to describe a series of underground publications which circulated during the military dictatorship.

The collection was painstakingly accumulated over the course of forty-five years by Míccolis who decided to place the archive in a North American university so as to assure the preservation of the collection, as well as to prevent its censorship.

Biographical Note

Leila Míccolis (b. 1947) is a Brazilian author, poet, script-writer, and literary critic. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Míccolis holds a Master of Science degree in Literature and Literary Theory from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has edited over thirty books, and is internationally renowned for her involvement in the Brazilian poetical generation of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as her scriptwriting for soap operas in the 1980s and 1990s.

In addition to being a participant and authority in Brazilian alternative poetry and literature, Míccolis was also a collector. Her collection was painstakingly accumulated over the course of forty-five years. The collection is of an "alternative" character because it contains materials that reflect countercultural resistance, in its widest possible sense, and includes, but is not limited to, political and countercultural pamphlets and periodicals, concrete poetry, neo-concrete poetry and other vanguard/avant-garde artistic experimentation, fanzines, film reviews, university publications, theater, and musical pieces. As opposed to the commercial and widely-circulated press of "official” Brazilian governmental venues, the publications contained in the collection especially treat stigmatized or marginalized groups, such as Afro-Brazilians, women, sexual minorities, in various forms including literary pieces, editorial cartoons, political comics, sociopolitical critiques of "Brazilianness," humor, and the promotion of ecological and environmental awareness. The collection also contains a large variety of materials from the 1970s Marginália movement, a term used to describe a series of underground publications which circulated during the military dictatorship.

As such, her collection tells the story of contemporary Brazil (1960s to the present) from an "unofficial" perspective, one which often diverts from the stereotypical images of what Brazilians and non-Brazilians alike have come to understand as "brasilidade" (Brazilian character) during the second half of the twentieth century.

Steven Butterman, assistant professor of Portuguese in the University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, came across the Collection while conducting research for his book, Perversions on Parade (Hyperbole Books, San Diego State University Press, 2005), the first book-length scholarly treatment in English of Brazilian poet Glauco Mattoso’s work. Mattoso, who was a co-collaborator in the creation of "Lampiao da Esquina," explored themes of homosexual transgression as a form of cultural resistance. “Ms. Míccolis has managed to preserve a diverse host of alternative voices which sought creative expression despite being officially silenced. Collectively these works represent Brazil’s burgeoning civil rights movement within the surrounding culture of repression,” states Professor Butterman.

Leila Míccolis resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Subject/Index Terms

20th century
Brazil - Social conditions - 20th century
Counterculture - Brazil - 20th century
Gay and lesbian studies
Little magazines
Little magazines - Brazil
Music - Brazil - 20th century
Protest literature - Brazil
Sexual minorities - Civil rights - Brazil
Social movements - Brazil - 20th century
Subculture - Brazil - 20th century
Underground press publications - Brazil - 20th century

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original author.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Leilla Miccolis.

Related Materials:

See also Robert Levine Papers (ASM0315).

Politics, Literature, and Culture in Brazil: The Leila MÍccolis Collection by Tatiana Faria.

Preferred Citation: Leila Míccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Enhanced descriptions and metadata project completed by Collaborative Archives from the African Diaspora (CAAD) intern, Tatiana Faria, under the supervision of Tim Thompson, Metadata Librarian, 2014.

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Additional information may be found within the Leila Míccolis Container List at http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0654CL.pdf.


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Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poesia Industrial, 1996 February-1996 AugustAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 15 (Feb 1996); no. 19-21 (Jun-Aug 1996); no. 23-25 (Oct 1996-Apr 1998). Published in JOão Pessoa, PB. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 2: Poesia Livre, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 6-10, yr. 3-5 (1980-1982); (Spring 1982); (May 1983); (Oct 1983); (Lent 1984); (Spring-Summer 1985). Notes: 2 copies of no. 8;. Each issue is a brown paper bag containing a letter folded around individual pages of poetry. Published in Ouro Preto, MG. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Alice Ruiz (editor), Leminski (editor), Guilherme Mansur Barbosa (director), Leila Míccolis (collaborator), Glauco Mattoso (collaborator), Mariza Esteffânio (editor), Otávio Ramos (editor), Petrus (editor), Romério Rômulo (editor), Régis Gonçalves (editor), Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna (author), Marcelo Dolabela (author), Bráulio Tavares (author), Glauco Mattoso (author), Sebastião Nunes (author), Moacy Cirne (author), Dirceu Quintanilha (author), Tuti Maioli (author), Caesar Sobreira (author), Nicolas Behr (author), Reynaldo Jardim (author), Tanussi Cardoso (author), Arrigo Branabé (author), Eduardo Kac (author), Bueno de Rivera (author), Otávio Ramos (author), Alcides Buss (author), Carlos Ávila (author), Romério Rômulo (author), Larissa Bracher (author), Thais Guimarães (author), Virgílio Mattos (author), Sérgio Fantini (author).
Extent: 12 volumes
Folder 3: Poesia - Mulher, n.d.Add to your cart.
Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 4: Poesia na 3ª Idade, 1991 April-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-2, yr. 1 (Apr-Oct 1991); no. 4-6, yr. 2-3 (Oct 1992-Oct); no. 8-12, yr. 4-6 (Oct 1994-Oct). Notes: folder includes note to Leila; no. 11 lists yr. 7 - most likely a misprint. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Esther Moura (editor).
Extent: 10 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 23 x 16 cm
Folder 5: PoesiasAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1. Published in Santos, SP. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 6: Poesilha, 1984 MarchAdd to your cart.
Published in Florianópolis, SC. Genre(s): Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 7: O Poeta e o violão, 1999 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 23, yr. 3. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 8: Poetagem, May-n.d.Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2-4, yr. ? (May ?-Oct 1978); no. 6 (undated). Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Contributors: Márcia Jacques (editor), Carlos Pousa (editor), Ana Lucia de Miranda (editor), Mario Augusto (editor), Clarice Niskier (editor), Cezar Augusto (editor), Aclyse de Mattos (editor), Eduardo Kac (editor), Maria do Carmo (editor), Maria Adriana Lacerda (editor), Marco Antônio (editor).
Extent: 4 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 22 x 16 cm
Folder 9: Poetal, 1986 February-1986Add to your cart.
Holdings: (Feb 1986); no. 0 (1986). Notes: 2 copies of no. 0 issue. Published in Assis, SP. Selected contents: Recriando (poem by Regina C. Rosa), Feb 1986, page 2. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Vera Lúcia de Oliveira (poet), Osvaldo Copertino Duarte (poet), Sílvio Luís (poet), Regina Célia Rosa (poet), Solange M. N. da Silva (poet), José Alves (poet), Lúcia B. J. Barreiro (poet), Miguel Sanches Zanirato (poet).
Extent: 2 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Folder 10: Poética, 1990 December-1996 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-3, yr. 1-2 (Dec 1990-Dec); no. 5, yr. 5 (Dec 1996). Notes: 2 copies of no. 2. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Literary Magazine, Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary, Fiction. Contributors: Bell Baptista (editor), Tereza Drummond (editor), Maurício Eskenazi Pernidji (editor), Ana Lia Vianna (author), Esther R. Largman (author), Maria Alice dr Rabelo (author), Nai Frossard (author), Messody Benoliel (author), João Manoel de Moura (author), Vera Moll (author), Valéria Martinez Pacheco (author), Juju Campbell (author).
Extent: 4 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 28 x 22 cm
Folder 11: Poetossíntese, 1993 December-n.d.Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 4, yr. 1 (Dec 1993); no. 8 (undated). Published in Aracati, CE. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 12: Poextasia, n.d.Add to your cart.
Published in Curitiba, PR. Genre(s): Brochure, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 13: Poezine, Jun 1993-JulyAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-11, yr. 1-3. Notes: 2 copies of no. 4, 6, 7, 8,. Published in Natal, RN. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary, Art. Contributors: Avelino de Araújo (editor), Anchieta Fernandes (journalist), Carlos Jucá (collaborator), Maynand Sobral (poet), Bianor Paulino (poet), Kátia Pinto (poet), A. de Araújo (poet), Bené Fonteles (poet), Hugo Mund Jr. (poet), Delmo Montenegro (poet), Geraldo Magela (poet), J. Medeiros (poet), Falves Silva (poet), Ricardo Alfaya (poet), Amelinda Alves (poet), Marcelo Dolabela (poet), Sebastião Nunes (poet), Patt Raider (poet), J. Cardias (poet), Rubervam do Nascimento (poet), Hugo Pontes (poet), Franklin Capistrano (poet).
Extent: 11 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 22 x 16 cm
Folder 14: PoiesisAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 0. Published in Vitória, ES. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 15: Poité, 1986 August-1994 MarchAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2, yr. 1 (Aug 1986); (Mar 1994). Published in Florianópolis, SC. Genre(s): Magazine. Subject(s): Literary, Culture. Contributors: Sidneya Gaspar de Oliveira (editor), Osmar Pisani (editor), Felipe Gustsack (editor), Renato Gomes Tapado (editor), Fábio Brüggermann (editor).
Extent: 2 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm
Folder 16: Polenta Frita, 1998 MarchAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 7, yr. 2. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 17: Poliscópio, 1997 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1, yr. 1. Notes: 2 copies. Published in São Gonçalo do Pará, MG. Genre(s): Brochure, Poetry, Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 18: Política e Cultura, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-3. Notes: 2 copies of no. 3. Published in Campus de Marília, SP. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Politics, Culture. Contributors: César Augusto de Carvalho (director), Sílvia Marta Cavenazzi (editor), Alvanir de Figueiredo (editor).
Extent: 3 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Folder 19: Politiqua, 1989 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 14, yr. 5. Published in Carlos Barbosa, RS. Genre(s): Zine, Magazine. Subject(s): Politics, Humor, Comics. Contributors: R. Julio de Castilhos (director), R. Angelo Capricho (author).
Extent: 1 volume (30 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Folder 20: Polvo News, n.d.Add to your cart.
Holdings: (undated). Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Music.
Folder 21: Porão, 1989Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Comics, Zine. Subject(s): Comics.
Folder 22: Porco EspinhoAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Literary, Music, Ecology.
Folder 23: Porta Poeta, 1982 August-n.d.Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-3, yr. 1 (Aug-Oct 1982); no. 5-7, yr. 1 (Nov 1982-Jan); no. 11-12 (undated). Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Salomão Rovedo (founder), Xênia Antunes (poet), Sérgio Adami (poet), Cláudio Feldman (poet), Gijo (poet), Pierre P. Ferreira (poet), Batista de Lima (poet), Tanussi Cardoso (poet), Aglaia Souza da Fonseca (poet), Sérgio Amaral Silva (poet), Glauco Mattoso (poet), Ângela José (poet), Severino do Ramo (poet), Luiz Sérgio de Viveiros (poet), Thereza Cristhina Rocque da Motta (poet), Floriano Martins (poet), Aricy Curvello (poet).
Extent: 8 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Folder 24: Posseiro, O, 1987 June-n.d.Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 66, yr. 9 (Jun 1987); no. 75-89, yr. 12-17 (Jul 1990-). Notes: 2 copies of no. 77, 78, 79. Published in Santa Maria da Vitória, BA. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Politics. Contributors: Joaquim Lopes Lisboa (coordinator), Afonso Magalhães (collaborator), Andréa Cerqueira (collaborator), Angélica R. de Oliveira (collaborator), Cláudio Tomas Bornstein (collaborator), Cyro Camargo (collaborator), Décio Paulo Spaniol (collaborator).
Extent: 16 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Folder 25: Pôster & Perfil, 1996 March-2000 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1, yr. 1 (Mar 1996); no. 3, yr. 1 (May 1996); no. 35, yr. 4 (Mar 1999); no. 43, yr. 4 (Oct 1999); no. 46, yr. 5 (Feb 2000); no. 56, yr. 5 (Dec 2000). Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newsletter, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 26: PotestadesAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 0. Published in Ituiutaba, MG. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 27: Poucos e Raros, 1980Add to your cart.
Contains comprehensive list of writer, publishers, poets, and artists that contributed to the alternative press during the time period. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 28: Praga Anti-SocialAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 3. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Anarchism, Culture, Punk rock.
Folder 29: Praia Grande, 1999 October-MarchAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 8-9, yr. 2 (Oct 1999-Jan); no. 21-22, yr. 4 (Dec 2001-Mar). Published in S. Luis, MA. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Literary, News.

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