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Matthew Burgess is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. His dissertation, titled "The Vastness of Small Spaces: Self-Portraits of the Artist as a Child Enclosed," combines his scholarly interests in modern British literature, American poetry and autobiography theory. He has taught courses at Brooklyn College since 1999, and in 2009, he received his current appointment as full-time lecturer. His poems and essays have appeared in NEA Arts Magazine, Teachers & Writers Magazine, The Poetry Foundation, Court Green, Painted Bridge Quarterly and elsewhere, and he has two books forthcoming: a collection of poems titled Slippers for Elsewhere and a children's book about the life and work of E.E. Cummings titled Enormous Smallness. Burgess has received a MacArthur Scholarship in Poetry, a CUNY Chancellor's Fellowship and an award from the Fund for Poetry.