It’s my belief that the video clips of Riley in this series are the only reasonable quality videos of Riley reading his poetry. If so, it is with great pleasure that I present the man who really ignited poetry at Trent University, the one and only Poetry Editor at Arthur (the Trent student newspaper), and indefatigable champion of all things poetic—Riley Tench.

Peterborough, Summer 1978, four poets were broadcast reading their poetry in 3-5 minute spots on CHEX TV’s noon hour variety program. The four poets were Ian David Arlett, Ward Maxwell, Riley Tench and Dennis Tourbin. Overall, thirty segments were aired.