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Matthew Burgess

Assistant Professor

Location: 4233 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3496
Fax: 718.951.4612

Matthew Burgess began teaching at Brooklyn College in 1999 while pursuing his M.F.A. in poetry. Over the years, he has taught a wide range of classes in the English Department, including composition, poetry writing, modern British poetry and fiction, advanced exposition, and postmodern American poetry. In 2009, Burgess received his appointment as full-time lecturer, and he completed his doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014. His dissertation, "The Vastness of Small Spaces: Self-Portraits of the Artist as a Child Enclosed," explores the significance of childhood space in the autobiographical works of Virginia Woolf, Denton Welch, Anne Sexton, and Frank O'Hara. He is the author of a poetry collection, Slippers for Elsewhere (2014) and a children's book, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings (2015). Most recently, he edited a collection of writing and visual art titled Dream Closet: Meditations on Childhood Space (2016). Several new books are forthcoming in 2019.

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