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Presentation of Manuel Palma's book "Brief Patchwork of Humor" 

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Next Friday, January 18th, is the presentation of the latest work from Manuel Palma, "brief patchwork of Humor".

 The Castromarinense author, which already has a wide range of works edited, mostly poetry, in its own name or through collaborations, as the case of the group of poets of the Guadiana of which he is part, presents another book. The session is scheduled for 5:30pm at the Castro Marim Municipal Library. 

"Brief Patchwork of Humor" collects a series of poems of a playful character, reports of a reality observed by himself. Says António Cabrita, author of the preface of the book,about the author who "does not know him or knows his work, will tend to classify it, in the category of folk poet, of easy rhyme. It is not about any disprimor, for this type of people, but the author, goes much further beyond the popular verses, coming to be erudite, in the forms he uses in his poetry, manifating even glimpses of historical research,when necessary and with a very current knowledge of the world that surrounds it. " 

The work demonstrates the enthusiasm of the author in the way he sees the world today, a poet with strong and assumed rural roots, protagonist and defender of popular poetry as one of the oldest forms of artistic transmission among the people. Remember Teófilo Braga in ”The history of Portuguese folk Poetry”:  "Here is what is the poetry of the People: nature at the most expansive moment of its truth, inspiration in the most free and unconscious flight. It is he who makes us reach out to feel the latent pulsations of the heart of mankind. " Manuel Palma uses all these so-called "popular" resources progressively, because his writing is clear and objective, not preventing him from transmitting his councils, his impressions and especially his experiences,here shared in the form of 31 poems. 

The book will be available at the Castro Marim Municipal Library. 

Castro Marim, January 15, 2019 

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