Eric Schmaltz is an artist, writer, and educator living in Toronto. His research interests focus on language, affect, and technology, which appear in both his creative and academic works. Eric works across a variety of media including print, sound, performance, and video with work featured in Canada, the United Kingdom, and United States. His writing has been published in Jacket2, The Capilano Review, Poetry is Dead, Lemon Hound, and Open Letter. His first book of poetry and text-art, entitled Surfaces, is forthcoming from Invisible Publishing in Spring 2018.
Eric is also currently a Ph.D. Candidate in English at York University. His research focuses on Canadian poetry and poetics with an emphasis on visual and sound-based modes. His academic writing has been featured in Canadian Poetry (forthcoming), Canadian Literature, Forum, and Science Fiction Film and Television. His dissertation entitled “The Language Revolution: Borderblur Poetics, 1963-1988” examines the role of affect in concrete, sound, and haptic poetry by a selection of mid-to-late twentieth century Canadian poets involved with small press culture.