PROTECTION RITUALS by Rita Mookerjee & Wade Tullier
Protection Rituals was born of a cross-country collaboration between Wade Tullier and Rita Mookerjee. Wade—a Detroit-based artist, ceramicist, and former forensic sculptor—sent a batch of drawings to Erik Pedersen at Drum Machine Editions with instructions to share them with a writer. Erik sent them to poet and childhood friend Rita Mookerjee. Over the course of the 2018 winter holidays, Rita composed the ekphrastic poems in this book.
Cover design, layout, printing, and binding by Erik Pedersen.
PUBLICATION DATE: 22 May 2020
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 an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University. Her poetry is featured in Aaduna, New Orleans Review, Sinister Wisdom, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and Cosmonauts Avenue. She is the author of the chapbook Becoming the Bronze Idol (Bone & Ink Press, 2019). She is the Assistant Poetry Editor of Split Lip Magazine and a poetry staff reader for [PANK].
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 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.