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Video release: Here and There Poetry Reading & Launch

Poet Roderick MacDonald in conversation with Hugh MacDonald, former Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island.
Watch and listen Roderick reading from his debut collection of poetry, Here and There. Hugh and Roderick also impart advice for budding poets.
“These clever and accessible poems bring us home to the many joys of remembered verse, chock full of exquisite glimpses of PEI home and community, the people and places we all love.”
– Hugh MacDonald, former Poet Laureate of PEI.

Inspired by the places, people and sounds around his home town of Morell, Prince Edward Island, Roderick MacDonald pens lyrical poetry that nourishes his reflective nature. Especially inspired by the shore line, MacDonald evokes feelings and memories of Island days spent whiling away at the beach, breathing in the salty air and listening to the sound of the waves. He also writes evocatively about many aspects of the Island way of life throughout the seasons, from a rainy, spring day to a the experience of sharing pint of beer with a friend. The poetry of MacDonald’s collection Here and There will resonate with both Islanders and people who love P.E.I. It is the perfect companion to any bedside.
Born in the UK, Roderick MacDonald is a 35-year PEI resident. He is retired from a career in the alternative education system. Depending upon the season, he can be found snowshoeing or bicycling through the countryside that inspires so much of his writing. He lives in Morell with his wife and cat. In the summer he divides his time between the village and his cottage five kilometres away.