Poetry. Matthew Mumber is both an accomplished poet and physician who writes wise and gently compelling poetic vignettes that display both his gift with language and his empathic, almost Zen-like way of being. His poems view the human struggle in the context of the indifference and beauty of the natural world, exploring notions of loss and bravery one patient at a time.
"These poems could only be written by someone who not only loves life but serves it. A medicine for the soul."—Rachel Naomi Remen
Matthew Mumber, M.D., practices medicine as a board-certified radiation oncologist with the Harbin Clinic in Rome. After entering private practice, Matt attended and graduated from Dr. Andrew Weil's fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, where he met Rachel Remen and attended trainings on facilitation of physician- patient retreat groups through Commonweal. Subsequently, Matt attended and graduated from a 2-year program on spirituality at the Living School for Action and Contemplation through the Rohr Institute, where he studied with Jim Finley. An author of academic and lay press texts on the subject of healing, Matt has edited an academic textbook entitled Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice and also co- wrote a lay-press health and wellness book, Sustainable Wellness with Heather Reed. He has served as the president of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology. Matt's poetry, which draws on his personal, professional, cultural and natural-world experiences, stems from his lectio divina meditation and spiritual practice. Matt has facilitated groups and retreats focused on transformation and healing for over twenty years. His first poetry book, in the Awakening Season, was published in 2020. He lives in Georgia with his wife and three sons.