Monday, October 04, 2010

Hugh MacDonald

Poet, editor and novelist Hugh MacDonald of Brudenell is the new poet laureate for Prince Edward Island.
With nine books to his credit as author and editor, MacDonald is perhaps best known to Islanders through his Random Acts of Poetry which, for the past five years, have brought poetry to the streets and workplaces of P.E.I.
MacDonald retired after more than 30 years of service in the educational system of the province and, since 1999, has been a full-time writer. He has served on the executives of both the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts and the P.E.I. Writers Guild. Recognition for his work and leadership includes awards and prizes in the P.E.I. Literary Awards including the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee Loves Lobsters, 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.

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