VENUE: THE BREAD COMPANY: 706 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
TIME: 8:00 PM

Matthew Murrey’s poems have appeared in many journals such as Prairie SchoonerEscape into Life, and Under a Warm Green Linden.  He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, and his debut collection, Bulletproof – selected by Marilyn Nelson – was published by Jacar Press in February 2019.

Murrey was born and raised in Florida.  After college he moved to Chicago to live in a Catholic Worker house – where he met his partner.  He worked in community mental health centers until becoming a librarian in 2001.  Murrey is a public school librarian in Urbana, Illinois where he lives with his partner; they have two grown sons.

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