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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. He has taught a wide range of courses in the English Department, including poetry writing, British poetry and fiction, literature for young people, and postmodern American poetry. Burgess received his appointment as a full-time lecturer in 2009, completed his doctoral degree from the Graduate Center in 2014, and became an Assistant Professor in 2016. He is the author of a poetry collection, Slippers for Elsewhere, (2014) and two books for children: Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings (2015) and The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon (2019). Burgess edited two book-length collections: Dream Closet: Meditations on Children Space (2016) and recently, Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry (2019). More titles are forthcoming, including Drawing On Walls: A Story of Keith Haring (2020), The Bear and the Moon (2020), Bird Boy (2021), and Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent (2021).

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