Hugh MacDonald 鴂5), who lives in Montague, PEI, is a childrens writer and co-editor of Landmarks: An Anthology of New Atlantic Canadian Poetry of the Land 鴈1). Chung Lee Loves Lobsters won the L.M. Montgomery Childrens Literature Award in 1990. He won the Atlantic Poetry Prize for Looking for Mother 鴇5).
Little did organizers know when they planted the seed 15 years ago that the Literary Awards would reap such a bountiful harvest. This collection of over 35 first-prize short stories, poetry, and writing for children represents the best new writing in Prince Edward Island. Readers will recognize several of the names - people who have gone on to be p …
Hugh MacDonald is a poet, editor, and novelist. In 2004, he was presented with the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary
Arts on Prince Edward Island and is currently the Island's Poet Laureate. He is perhaps best-known to Islanders as the PEI
representative for Random Acts of Poetry. He is the author of 10 books, including Crosby …
edited by Laurence Hutchman; Ross Leckie; Robin McGrath & Anne Compton
Atlantic Canada is enjoying a renaissance unknown since the days of Alden Nowlan, Milton Acorn, and John Thompson. Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada features work by 60 of the region’s finest poets in a volume that will whet appetites for more. The earlier poetry renaissance began in 1945, with the establishment of The Fiddlehead magazine …
Macdonald's poems sing of the Maritimes, and what it was liketo grow up by the sea. He writes about the memories of a grandfather, andwalking in the woods with him, and feeling safe, and carrying the axes andbuck saws and hardboiled eggs. MacDonald writes about farming on PrinceEdward Island where he grew up, and where the earth is hard and red. Th …
I'm off to play hockey
but I'm starting to think
dad's dreams are the reason
we go to the rink.
He's doing the driving
with Mum at his side,
our frisky dog Crosby
comes along for the ride.
And dad is reminding me
how I ought to play.
He says the same things
almost every day
My mom sits knitting
my new hockey sweater
while my dad raves on
about how to …