- MFA in Creative Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University 2003
- BA in History/English, Virginia Commonwealth University 2000
Patty Paine is the author of Grief & Other Animals (Accents Publishing), The Sounding Machine (Accents Publishing), and three chapbooks including City of Small Fires, forthcoming from Hermeneutic Chaos Press. She edited Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry and The Donkey Lady and Other Tales from the Arabian Gulf. Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Blackbird, Adroit, Gulf Stream, Waxwing, Thrush, The South Dakota Review, and other publications. She is the founding editor of Diode Poetry Journal, and Diode Editions, and is Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at VCUarts Qatar.