False Offering

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Jackleg Press
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6.69 X 9.61 X 0.23 inches | 0.33 pounds

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About the Author
Rita Mookerjee holds a PhD in Literature from Florida State University. In 2019-2020, she was a Fulbright Fellow to Jamaica. Her poetry is featured in JUKED, AADUNA, NEW ORLEANS REVIEW, SINISTER WISDOM, and the BALTIMORE REVIEW. She is the author of the chapbook BECOMING THE BRONZE IDOL (Bone & Ink Press, 2019). Currently, Rita is the Assistant Poetry Editor of SPLIT LIP MAGAZINE and a poetry staff reader for [PANK]. She is the Poetry Editor and Sex, Kink, and the Erotic Editor for HONEY LITERARY

False Offering is equal parts rage and rebellion. Mookerjee deftly traces the outrage of a brown femme body in a world where 'white space would always be looming behind, ' where she chooses to be a 'gilded thistle, ' where her 'ashes will glitter, residue in a dragon's wake.' A rambunctious and important debut that everyone should read.

-SJ Sindu, Blue-Skinned Gods

Though an intoxicating mix of "nectar and venom" makes it great fun to watch her take down the false gods of American exceptionalism, Rita Mookerjee's main business is praise. Rooted in love of the South Asian diaspora, this powerhouse debut documents what it takes to resist assimilation, survive white spaces, and confront Infidels for Trump.

-Brian Teare, Doomstead Days

Rita Mookerjee's False Offering is a bad bitch, is a heathen's hearth, is a sexy romp through selfhood and lineage, is venom breaking apart the fuckery of empire and white supremacy. These visceral poems are ripe with rage and howl for kinship, for ancestral care and ask: how can we find safety in this world? False Offering is "marked for chaos," and I have a kink for chaos.

-Jane Wong, How to Not Be Afraid of Everything