Matthew Burgess, Ph.D. is the author of multiple children's books. His biographies include the acclaimed picturebooks: Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent (Enchanted Lion Books, ELB, 2021), Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring (ELB, 2020), and Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings (ELB, 2015). His fiction picturebooks include Bird Boy (Knopf, 2021), The Bear and The Moon (Knopf, 2020), and The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon (Knopf, 2019). Matthew has been a poet-in-residence in New York City public schools since 2001. He is also an Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College and a contributing editor of Teachers & Writers Magazine. His dissertation examined childhood spaces within the context of twentieth century autobiographies. Learn more about Matthew at http://www.matthewjohnburgess.com/.
Watch the video interview conducted by Denise Davila to learn more about Matthew's thoughts on researching and Writing Biographies, Collaborating with Visual Artists, Teaching, and Playing.