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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 many courses in the English Department, including Poetry Writing, Literature for Young People, and Experiments in Modernist Autobiography. 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, and four books for children: Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings, The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, and The Bear and The Moon. Burgess has edited two book-length collections: Dream Closet: Meditations on Children Space, and Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry. More titles are forthcoming, including Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent, Bird Boy, The Red Tin Box, and his debut book of poetry for young readers, Words With Wings & Magic Things.

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