The Rain In The Bell

The Rain In The Bell


The Rain In The Bell is Matt's second collection of poetry and was published by Iris Press in late 2016. 

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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:

Time explains itself through small

discoveries—one syllable at a time—

we are born—we pass on—      

(“A Measure of the Limits”)


          ––Marilyn Kallet, author of The Love That Moves Me, Black Widow Press.