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Matthew Burgess


About the Author

Matthew Burgess is a poet, professor and picture book author. An assistant professor at Brooklyn College, he has been a poet-in-residence in New York City public schools since 2001 and is a contributing editor of Teachers & Writers Magazine. He is the author of Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, The Bear and The Moon and most recently, Bird Boy and Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent. Matthew’s books have received many accolades, including starred reviews, a coveted spot on the Kids Indie Next List and features in Brain Pickings, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal, among others.

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