• Biography

    Born in Charlottetown, PEI and educated at St. Dustan's University, J. Hugh MacDonald is the author of one picture book and several books of poetry. His poetry, which has also been published in many anthologies, deals with the wonders of growing up. He is now retired after thirty-one years teaching, ending his career teaching English and writing in Souris, P.E.I. A former actor and director, he has also taught theatre. Hugh lives in Brudenell with his wife, Sandra, and their six children who have taught him how to laugh and see the joy in simple things.

     

    Publications
    • Letting Go: An Anthology of Loss and Survival. (editor). Black Moss Press, 2005. ISBN 0-88753-393-0.

    • Murder at Mussel Cove. Loon in Balloon Press, 2005. ISBN 0-9737497-0-9.

    • Cold Against the Heart. Black Moss Press, 2003. ISBN 0-88753-377-9.

    • A Bountiful Harvest: 15 Years of the Island Literary Awards. The Acorn Press/PEI Writers' Guild, 2002. Co-editor with Alice Reese. ISBN 1-894838-03-3.

    • Tossed Like Weeds from the Garden. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 1999. ISBN 008753-330-2.

    • The Digging of Deep Wells. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 1997.

    • Looking for Mother. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 1995. ISBN 0-88753-255-1.

    • Looking for Mother. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 1995. ISBN 0-88753-255-1.

    Awards
    • The 2004 Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts in P.E.I.

    • First prize, Atlantic Poetry Competition, for "Chrysalis of Heaven Bound Butterflies", 1994.

    • L.M. Montgomery Children's Literature Award, for Chung Lee Loves Lobster, 1990.