Fred Schmalz is an artist and poet whose recent work focuses on installation and textual response to encounters with dance, music, and visual art. His writing has appeared in magazines including A Public Space, jubilat, Spinning Jenny, Conduit, Zoland Poetry, Pinwheel, Another Chicago Magazine, and Chicago Artists Resource. His field guide Claes Oldenburg’s Festival of Living Objects was published in conjunction with a series of gallery walks by the Walker Art Center in 2013. He is the author of the chapbooks documenta 13 Daybook and Ticket. He edits and publishes the micropress Swerve Press. His collaborative art practice with Susy Bielak was recently exhibited at Experimental Sound Studio.