PROTECTION RITUALS is a collection of drawings and ekphrastic poems by Wade Tullier (Detroit, Michigan) and Rita Mookerjee (Ames, Iowa).
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.
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Cover design, layout, printing, and binding by Erik Pedersen at Drum Machine Editions. Typeset in Sophia Pro Soft and Satyr. Riso-printed in black on FPC Lemon Drop (65#C) and Sweet Tooth (70#T). Saddle stitch binding with hand-marbled endpapers.