Guy Arsenault

One of the original Acadian Renaissance poets to have been published by Les Éditions d’Acadie, Guy Arsenault was born in Moncton in 1954. His Acadie Rock (1973) assembled the poems of his youth, those poems displaying the raw energy and nerve of a talented and rebellious young revolutionary. A painter as well as a poet, his work holds to account the church, the education system, and even his own neighbours for making compromises to fit into Anglophone society. His use of popular reference, including Acadian slang or “chiac” (equivalent politically to Québécois joual), was considered revolutionary in its time.

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The linked Author Page contains the poems "The first Saturdays of the month when I was Catholic," "The Wharf," and "We Can't."