Dragons love poetry!
In a minefield of explosive ideas and corrected speech, it often seems that one word can be enough to provoke the wrath of a dragon. The Dragon Common Room emerged in AD 2020 as a digital den of mischievous trolls, meme lords, culture vultures, gif pirates, history buffs, religious zealots, and Tolkien fans, who found themselves assembled in a Telegram chat room to defend the Good, True, and Beautiful in their dark corner of the internet.
Seeing that even the tiniest of serpents become great dragons, this motley crew had one thing in common: a desire to become wordsmiths and hammer out their mother tongue in the forge of English poetry. The DCR assembles daily for TeaTime, where Professor Fulton Brown’s Drakes sharpen their wits and carefully seek just the right Word.
Meet the Professor!
As a Medievalist, Professor Rachel Fulton Brown is no stranger to quests, crusades, or hot-headed dragons. She's appeared on a remarkable array of platforms and mediums. She is an award-winning teacher at the University of Chicago; published author of multiple books including From Judgment to Passion, Mary and the Art of Prayer, and Milo Chronicles; and featured host of her own series on Unauthorized TV, teaching Tolkien and developing the Christian imagination.
RFB's hobby is fencing. The sharp sword likely keeps the DCR Drakes in line. Further training in virtue may be found on her blog Fencing Bear at Prayer.
HandDrawnBear was lured into the Dragon Common Room by the promise of tea and Tolkien, where she discovered by chance that even a bear can learn to breathe fire.
She is a Christian by Grace and an illustrator by trade, who strives to honor the Good, True, and Beautiful daily, one drawing at a time.
Anticonservative, but definitely not antiChrist, Kilts is a Medieval thinker, poet, concept artist, and co-author of two books (and counting) published by the Dragon Common Room.
She is currently working with the DCR team on the five-volume epic, Draco Alchemicus.
Kilts regularly muses on her Telegram channel The Sandwhich Press, a digital liberal arts project that feeds into DCR’s work. The Sandwhiches have inspired both devotional piano composition and hate mail.
The H in Sandwhich is on purpose.
Professor Rachel Fulton Brown spoke at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago on the importance of storytelling in the Christian tradition and how we wrote “Aurora Bearialis.”
"'The poets are ordinary people who come from all ages and levels of education looking to speak well and beautifully,' Ms. Fulton Brown told The Washington Times in an interview. 'It’s about recovering our English literary tradition in the public sphere.'"
"A bid to save Western civilization through preserving the English language."