Eric Schmaltz is Writer-on-the-Grounds in the Department of English at York University’s Glendon College, where he teaches and coordinates the certificate in Creative Writing across Contexts. He holds a Ph.D. in English from York University and was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Borderblur Poetics: Intermedia and Avant-Gardism in Canada, 1963–1988 (University of Calgary Press) and co-editor (with Christopher Doody) of I Want to Tell You Love by bill bissett and Milton Acorn (University of Calgary Press).
He is also the author of the poetry book Surfaces (Invisible Publishing) and numerous shorter works. His critical and creative work has been published in periodicals and anthologies, including Jacket2, Bomb, Canadian Literature, the Berkeley Poetry Review, the Capilano Review, and BAX 2020: Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press). He lives in Tkaronto (Toronto).