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Protection Rituals



Rita Mookerjee and Wade Tullier

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Protection Rituals is a collection of drawings and ekphrastic poems by Wade Tullier (Detroit, Michigan) and Rita Mookerjee (Chicago IL).

Tullier’s spare, archetypal assemblages are in constant motion, casting long shadows over Mookerjee’s defiant narrator. Velvet couches, salt lines, late-70s Bowie, and egg-topped ramen provide an indulgent backdrop for the twelve examinations of adolescence, ennui, and loneliness contained in this genre-bending collection.

Cover design, layout, printing, and binding by Erik Pedersen.

Watch the virtual book launch and poetry reading with Mookerjee, Tullier, and special guests!

PUBLICATION DATE: 22 May 2020
PAGES: 34
DIMENSIONS: 5”x7”
PROCESS: Risography
INK COLORS: black
PAPER: FPC Pop-Tone Lemon Drop, 65# cover; Pop-Tone Whip Cream, 70# text; hand-marbled cotton rag endpapers
EDITION SIZE: 100


Rita Mookerjee is the Ida B. Wells Post-Doctoral Fellow in African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University (Chicago, IL). In 2020, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the co-founder of Honey Literarya BIPOC and queer-centric journal of art and writing—and also serves as the Assistant Poetry Editor at Split Lip Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Aaduna, New Orleans Review, Sinister Wisdom, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Her critical work has been featured in American Poetry Review, the Routledge Companion of Literature and Food, the Bloomsbury Handbook to Literary and Cultural Theory, and the Bloomsbury Handbook of Twenty-First Century Feminist Theory.


Wade Tullier is a Detroit-based visual artist working primarily in ceramics. Raised in southern Louisiana, he holds a BFA from Louisiana State University and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2017. Tullier has exhibited in numerous solo shows nationally including Hear Say (Primary Projects, Miami, FL), Underfoot (ROYGBIV Gallery, Columbus, OH), High Water Marks (Devening Projects, Chicago, IL), and New Familiars (Projects Gallery, Akron, OH). He has also shown internationally, most recently presenting work in Reykjavik, Iceland and Munich, Germany.




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