Ward Maxwell was one of the Peterborough Poets (which included, among others, Ian Arlett, Michael Dennis, Maggie Helwig, Richard Harrison, and Betsy Struthers) who sprang up at Trent University in the late 1970s. Along with Riley Tench, often writing in tandem as Dr. Who and Mr. Wher, Ward published a series of chapbooks and hand-stitched volumes of poetry during the late 1970s. During the 1990s, Ward’s work was published in CV2, Rampike, Poetry Toronto, and a number of Toronto ‘zines. Ward also wrote, composed and performed 12 satiric songs for CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning & As it Happens during that time. Since 2012, Ward has published work from many of the Peterborough Poets, including his own, on his blog, Ward was born in Toronto in 1955, and lives there with his wife and son. 


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