Matthew Burgess teaches creative writing and composition at Brooklyn College. He is also a writer-in-residence with Teachers & Writers Collaborative, leading poetry workshops in early elementary classrooms since 2001. He was awarded a MacArthur Scholarship while working on his MFA, and he received a grant from The Fund for Poetry. Matthew's poems and essays have appeared in various journals, and his debut collection, Slippers for Elsewhere, was published by UpSet Press. His doctoral dissertation explores childhood spaces in twentieth century autobiography, and he completed his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center in June 2014. He is the author of Enchanted Lion's much acclaimed, Enormous Smallness: A Life of E.E. Cummings. His next book from Enchanted Lion, publishing in autumn 2018, will be Drawing on Walls: A Life of Keith Haring, the illustrations for which are currently being created by the amazing Josh Cochran.