Meet the Faculty: Richard Murray
Richard Murray earned his B.A. from Goddard College in Vermont, a well known experimental school focused mainly on the creative arts. While there, he was the poetry editor of The Goddard Journal. He went on to earn his MFA from Rutgers University-Newark. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Moth, Poetry East, Slipstream, The Bitter Oleander, Santa Fe Literary Review, The Broome Review, Rattle, and other literary journals.
Richard is a member of the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Folk Festival (run by Rutgers), where his work has primarily focused on New Jersey's Native American Indian tribes. He has also served on the Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor's Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Populations in Rutgers History. In this role, he focused on Native American issues, and obtained a grant from the Chancellor that enabled the New Jersey Folk Festival to showcase NJ's state-recognized tribes.