Book release: Here and There

By Roderick MacDonald

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Roderick MacDonald will launch Here and There, his new collection of poetry, at the Morell Fire Hall December 5 at 2 pm.

Inspired by the places, people and sounds around his hometown of Morell, PE, MacDonald pens lyrical poetry that nourishes his reflective nature. Especially inspired by the shoreline, 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 about many aspects of the Island way of life throughout the seasons—from a rainy, spring day to the experience of sharing pint of beer with a friend.

Born in the UK, MacDonald is a 35-year PEI resident and is retired from a career in the alternative education system. Depending on 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.

The poetry of MacDonald’s collection Here and There will resonate with both Islanders and those who love PEI. The book is available at

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