New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal
Saturday January 18, 2014
Pages: S4 and S5
Section: S (Salon)
Byline: Mike Landry, Arts and Culture Editor
While many of his notoriety, accomplishment and age are compelled to pen memoirs, Herménégilde Chiasson is up to something else entirely – a 600 page poetry project, two new exhibitions and a major curatorial undertaking examining the development of contemporary Acadian art. Any of these alone would be a major undertaking, but for Chiasson it just makes for a January like no other. And, taken together, these projects begin to form a singular autobiography.
His new poetry series Autoportrait, published by Editions Prise de parole, has been launched earlier this month. The 12-part series was written in one year from 2002 to 2003. Each part corresponds with one of the 12 letters in his name – Herménégilde.