Portrait by Angie, PS 111. 


Matthew Burgess is an Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College. He is the author of a poetry collection, Slippers for Elsewhere (UpSet Press, 2014), a children's book, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings (Enchanted Lion Books, 2015), and he recently edited Dream Closet: Meditations on Childhood Space (Secretary Press, 2016). Burgess has been a poet-in-residence in New York City public schools since 2001, and is a contributing editor of Teachers & Writers Magazine. He received an MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College and a PhD in Literature from the CUNY Graduate Center.