Matthew Murrey’s poems have appeared in many journals such as Prairie Schooner, Escape 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.
His website is at https://www.matthewmurrey.net/