Hugh MacDonald is a poet, editor, childrens’ author and novelistHugh MacDonald of Brudenell was poet laureate for Prince EdwardIsland from Jan 1, 2010, until Dec 31, 2012. Morgan’s Boat Rideis his 14th book as author and editor. MacDonald was perhaps bestknown to Islanders as the P.E.I. representative for Random Actsof Poetry which has brought poetry to the streets and workplacesacross Canada. He has received several awards including the L.M.Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee LovesLobsters, and a first prize for poetry from the Writers Federationof Nova Scotia. In 2004, he was presented with the Award for DistinguishedContribution to the Literary Arts on Prince EdwardIsland. He lives near Montague, PEI with his wife, Sandra.