Joshua T. Parks earned an M.A. in medieval studies from Western Michigan University in 2020 and a B.A. in music and literature from Calvin University in 2018. He currently studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. Besides Tolkien, his interests include Middle English literature, medieval music and music theory, ecocriticism, and medievalism in contemporary evangelicalism. He is also a violinist, copy editor, and freelance writer.