Matthew Burgess


Matthew Burgess is the author of Slippers for Elsewhere (UpSet Press, 2014), as well as several children’s books, including Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings. He has been a poet-in-residence in New York City elementary schools through Teachers & Writers Collaborative since 2001, where he serves on the editorial board of Teachers & Writers Magazine. Burgess earned his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center, and he has edited an anthology of writing and visual art titled Dream Closet: Meditations on Childhood Space and Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry. He is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College.

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