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Prayerful works of the Christian imagination, in verse

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A Dragon Common Room Collection

In a series of poems written for a course at the University of Chicago, the students learn how writing Christian poetry involves language at all levels: sound, sense, rhythm, story-telling, and symbolism.

As Professor Rachel Fulton Brown explains in her Introduction, these poems participate in the long tradition of Christian revelation of a world imbued with meaning through story, the Creator reflected in his creatures, every syllable participating in the singing of the stars.

The students’ stories include meditations on death, choice, judgment, devotion, and loss of faith, but end with the godspell that breaks through the veil of sorrow into joy.

PUB DATE August 6, 2023

ISBN 979-8-218-25360-8

xxvii+117 pages

FORMAT: Hardcover

LIST PRICE: $19.99

PUB DATE August 6, 2023

ISBN 979-8-218-25361-5 

xxvii+117 pages

FORMAT: E-book

LIST PRICE: $14.99

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A polar bear swam North to South alone.

Along the voyage three bears joined his quest

to find the source of joyous Light—it shone!

—and rescue Panda at a bird’s behest.

Uncharted waters swarmed with beasts unknown,

but bears were brave, strength beat inside their chests.

Through mighty winds and storms our bears prevailed

to climb the Ice Wall, where their souls were hailed.

PUB DATE November 30, 2021

ISBN 978-0-578-32162-2

78 pages

FORMAT: Hardcover

LIST PRICE: $24.99

PUB DATE November 30, 2021

ISBN 978-0-578-32162-9

82 pages

FORMAT: E-book

LIST PRICE: $19.99

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A Modern Dunciad

Creating vicious satire out of brazen madness might be considered a foolish quest. But that is exactly what the Dragon Common Room decided to do, entirely in iambic pentameter. Centrism Games follows five ambitious and profane companies of knights on an inglorious crusade to serve the cruel and intoxicating goddess Fama. Sparing no expense to please her, each would-be champion contends to win the greatest prize of all: absolute immunity from being caught on either side of the political divide.

The first work of the DCR project, Centrism Games depicts in bloody detail the twisted machinations and comic horrors of our amoral social quest for virtue in an era of extreme tolerance. Based on the heroic form of Alexander Pope’s mock-epic Dunciad, this tale of anti-chivalry is for adults with the stomach to question their personal idols, revealing the games we play to stay in safely in the centre.

PUB DATE: March 21, 2021

ISBN: 978-0-578-87081-6

94 pages

FORMAT: Paperback, E-book


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Sean Salai, Washington Times

As part of what she calls a bid to save Western civilization through preserving the English language... reflecting the poetry of the Middle Ages, all of the group’s work comes from an explicitly Christian worldview.

Joe Long, “Dunces in the Center”

Centrism Games goes beyond defiance... With this poem, Brown’s disciples lay waste to social pretensions and return from their foray with laughter.

Tyler Cook, “The Portly Politico”

One wouldn’t think the more esoteric realm of medieval history would be a major battleground for the ultra-woke, but it makes sense: the modern West is profoundly a product of the Middle Ages.

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