- M.F.A. University of Florida
- B.F.A. Wichita State University
Raina Joines is a creative writer who has been granted residencies from Blue Mountain Center, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Lillian E. Smith Center. She received a First Honorable Mention for her poetry from the Dana Awards in 2015, and her work may be found in Crab Orchard Review, Measure, St. Katharine Review, Unlost Journal, and Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts. Her text-based collage has been exhibited at the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. She was recently an NEH Summer Seminar Fellow at "Take Note and Remember: The Commonplace Book and its American Descendants," attended the Letterpress Printing and Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers at the Center for Book Arts in New York, and presented "The Scholar's Art: Making & Mining Material Artifacts" at the 2017 Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference in Philadelphia. She is the faculty advisor for the North Texas Review.