- Ph.D. in Theory Studies, University of Florida
- M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry, Wichita State University
- Post-Bac, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy, Western Kentucky University
- Asian Studies Program, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan
Dr. Richard Joines has published poems in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Quarterly West, Appalachian Heritage, Birmingham Review, Tusculum Review, New South, Dappled Things, and in a chapbook, Parádeisos. His critical essay "Emerson's Proleptic Eloquence" appeared in Nineteenth-Century Prose, and his essay "Contretemps: Derrida's Ante & the Call of Marxist Political Philosophy," in Cultural Logic. He has reviewed poetry, novels, literary criticism, philosophy, and classical and renaissance studies for Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Contemporary Poetry Review, The Critical Flame, The Rumpus, American Literary Review, and Southern Humanities Review. He was an NEH fellow at "Ralph Waldo Emerson @ 200: Literature, Philosophy, Democracy," a DAAD fellow at the German Studies Seminar "Nietzsche and Heidegger: The Question of Esoteric Political Philosophy," a creative writing resident at Blue Mountain Center, and he belongs to the Wallace Stevens Society. As a member of the Free Jazz Collective (www.freejazzblog.org), he writes reviews of free jazz and avant-garde and improvised music.
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