Faculty Leaders

  • Lee Busby (poetry)

    Lee received his M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT, and has spent his writing career working alongside such award-winning writers as Terrance Hayes, Marie Howe, David Wojahn and Richard Jackson. He has published poems in The Gingko Tree Review, Connotation Press, Numero Cinq, Moon City Review, Elder Mountain and scissors & spackle, among others. His chapbook, Wild Strawberries, is available from Finishing Line Press.   Lee's first full-length collection, 5th Generation Immigrant, was published in the summer of 2014 by ELJ Publications. Lee is the co-author, along with poet Ian Bodkin, of the book Fingertip Scripture. Click here to read an interview with Lee.
  • Chaz Miller (poetry)

    Chaz has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He has worked with such poets as Charles Harper Webb, Mary Ruefle, and William Olsen, among others. His work has appeared in Moon City Review, Ozarks Watch, Bayou Magazine, and The Southern Review.
  • Rich Farrell (fiction)

    Richard Farrell graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served on active duty until 1993. For a number of years, he was a high school teacher in San Diego before deciding to pursue writing fulltime. He completed his M.F.A. through Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. He is currently a Senior Contributing Editor at Numro Cinq Magazine and the Non-Fiction Editor at upstreet. Rich teaches at Words Alive, PEN in the Classroom, San Diego Writers, Ink and at the River Pretty Writers Workshop in Missouri. His work, both fiction and non-fiction, has appeared or is forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Numro Cinq, A Year In Ink Descant, New Plains Review and upstreet. He is currently at work completing a collection of short stories and a memoir on flying. He lives with his family in San Diego, CA. Click here to read an interview with Rich.
  • Steve Rucker (creative non-fiction)

    Steve received his M.F.A in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and his M.A. in Writing from Missouri State University, where he taught creative writing. He has published his work in Numro Cinq, Elder Mountain, and Upstreet ("A Terminal Chord" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays of 2013 anthology), and his essay regarding the life and work of Raymond Carver appears in Research Guide to American Literature: Contemporary Literature 1970 Present. Steve writes from a well-lit front room in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Jen Murvin (fiction)

    Jennifer Murvin’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Catamaran Literary Reader, CutBank, Indiana Review, Post Road, American Short Fiction, The Sun, Mid-American Review, The Cincinnati Review, Bellingham Review, Phoebe, Baltimore Review, and other journals. She was recently the winner of the 2015 American Short(er) Fiction Contest, judged by Stuart Dybek. Jen teaches courses in fiction writing, memoir writing, comics, literature, and theory at Missouri State University and is recurring faculty for the bi-annual River Pretty Writers Retreat. She holds an MA in English from Missouri State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Find more at www.JenniferMurvin.virb.com.
  • Katch Campbell (poetry)

    Katch Campbell is both a scientist and a writer. With a masters degree in science from UPENN and an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts she works by day as a clinical educator for Big Pharma. In her spare time she is raising two teenagers, training for triathlons, and attempting to perfect the chocolate cake recipe. She is Treasurer and one of the Poetry Faculty for the River Pretty Arts Foundation, a reader for Zo magazine, and volunteers for HBA of Greater Philly. Her work can be found at Zomag. QueenMobs. and in the Paddle Shots Anthology. Katchcampbell@gmail.com