Eric Schmaltz is an academic, poet, and editor. He holds a PhD from York University, where he studied Canadian and avant-garde literature. He is the author of Surfaces (Invisible Publishing, 2018) and several shorter creative works, including Language in Hues (Timglaset, 2021). He is also co-editor of I Want to Tell You Love by bill bissett and Milton Acorn (University of Calgary Press, 2021). His writing has appeared in Canadian Literature, English Studies in Canada, Jacket2, Bomb, The Capilano Review, and other places. A former SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, he is currently Writer-on-the-Grounds at Glendon College.