Visiting Assistant Professor, English
Fiction writing; journalism; crime fiction; poetry.

Old Main, 205
Telephone: 651-696-6514

Matt Burgess, a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota's MFA program, grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. He is the author of the critically acclaimed literary crime novels DOGFIGHT, A LOVE STORY and UNCLE JANICE. In his courses at Macalester, he aims to work alongside his students, to help them discover and nurture their voices; then, through discussion, assigned reading, directed writing exercises, and workshops, allow them to express that voice with force and conviction.

Areas of Study

  • Fiction 
  • Poetry
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Comics and Graphic Storytelling
  • Digital Writing
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Genre Writing

2017-2018 Courses

  • ENGL 150-01/02 Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall and Spring)
  • ENGL 294-01 How to Be a Person in the World (Fall)
  • ENGL 394-02 Creative Writing through Louise Erdrich (Spring)