Victor Coleman was born in Toronto. After a short stint working at Oxford University Press (a virtual apprenticeship in book design and the business of book publishing), he jumped ship to become linotype operator for the Coach House Printing Co. and Coach House Press editor and chief (from 1966-1975). He taught Can/Am Lit and Creative Writing for the Toronto District School Board and at York and Queen's Universities. He's received numerous grants and in 2001, was given the Harbourfront International Writers' Festival Prize. In 1996, when the Coach House Press had been run into the ground by various committees, he and Stan Bevington started up Coach House Books, the world's first simultaneous print and online publishing venture. His most recent books are ICONTACT, MAL ARME, The Occasional Troubadour, ivH (BookThug) and How to Become a Good Dancer (shuffaloff/Eternal Network). With Michael Boughn he edited Robert Duncan's The H. D. Book (University of California Press, 2011).