Hugh MacDonald is a poet, editor, childrens’ author and novelist
Hugh MacDonald of Brudenell was poet laureate for Prince Edward
Island from Jan 1, 2010, until Dec 31, 2012. Morgan’s Boat Ride
is his 14th book as author and editor. MacDonald was perhaps best
known to Islanders as the P.E.I. representative for Random Acts
of Poetry which has brought poetry to the streets and workplaces
across Canada. He has received several awards including the L.M.
Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee Loves
Lobsters, and a first prize for poetry from the Writers Federation
of Nova Scotia. In 2004, he was presented with the Award for Distinguished
Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward
Island. He lives near Montague, PEI with his wife, Sandra.