Language is at the core of our human experience. In its many forms, language is the way we experience life. Sound is at the center of language. It is music. Here are Urmy's published books of poetry, which can be found online, or from the publisher's websites. 

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The Rain IN the Bell

Published: 2015, Iris Press

Praise for Rain In the Bell: 

"Each of Matt Urmy’s poems is a quiet revelation. I won’t say “breathtaking,” since the reader’s experience of these poems is to gain new air. This is the book I was waiting for, though I didn’t know it. Reading these poems that are rhythmically sure, understated and wise, I feel restored––and I didn’t realize that I was fragmented. Spiritual and physical, the poet’s language is that of a musician, father, and visionary. He doesn’t preach, though. Matt Urmy sings mysteries without trying to explain, celebrating the astonishment that poetry patiently builds."  - Marilyn Kallet



Ghosts In A House - sold out

Published: 2007, Finishing Line Press

Praise for Ghosts In A House: 

"These striped down poems by musician Matt Urmy find light where they can, move into the unknown with grace, open and close like flowers, or doors." - Dorianne Laux