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Matthew Burgess

  • 5 stars across 7 books
    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.
    23rd April 2015

    Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings

    Enormous Smallness is a nonfiction picture book about the poet E.E. cummings. Here E.E.'s life is presented in a w... More

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    2nd July 2020

    Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring

    A 2021 Rainbow Book List selection A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids of 2020 A Washington Post Be... More

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    21st October 2021

    Make Meatballs Sing: The Life and Art of Sister Corita Kent

    Deeply influenced by her religious beliefs and fired up by the social justice causes of her day, artist, designer, a... More

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    31st January 2023

    Sylvester's Letter

    From the superb, creative duo behind Drawing on Walls, A Life of Keith Haring comes this adventurous, expressive... More

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