John Powell Ward is an English-born poet and academic with strong connections to Wales. He was educated at the Universities of Toronto, Cambridge and Wales. He was a regular presenter on the radio programme, Poetry Now, and a former editor of Poetry Wales. He is the author of critical works on Wordsworth and R.S. Thomas, and among others, and editor of the Border Lines series. He has also published several volumes of poetry. John is an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University.