After several years of studying in Scotland, Dr. Joshua Richards returned to serve as an adjunct in both the School of Arts and Sciences and the MacArthur School of Leadership at PBA and now joins the faculty of MSL as an assistant professor of English. He is an active researcher with interests in religious and mythological intertextuality. Dr. Richards has recently completed his doctoral dissertation, focusing on asceticism in the poetry of T. S. Eliot, and he has written on topics as diverse as Dante in George MacDonald, contemporary Japanese manga, Harry Potter, and 18th century comedy. He is currently co-editing an anthology, entitled Snow White and the Philosopher’s Stone: Alchemical Symbolism in Fairy Tales, to which he is also contributing a chapter. Dr. Richards is an active, published poet. His work has been published in Measure and is forthcoming in an anthology from Unlocking Press. A book-length long poem is also forthcoming from Papaveria, a small press based in France. He has been a proponent of greater involvement in poetry, giving workshops for youth on behalf of both the StAnza Festival and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Currently, he is an active layman at Grace Fellowship in West Palm Beach and lives in his parents’ metaphorical basement.