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th_Eroses began as the site for a work of internet theatre; artists would log in to the shared wix site and write or edit the site 'as' the avatar of El Toro, a bullfighter who leaves the ring to become a flowering tree (a metaphor for the poet's role in society). The online garden blossomed rapidly, and soon became anarchical. The decision was made to close the gate, and operate the site as a more traditionally-curated aesthetic publication. However, true to our origins, we are still open to submissions 24 / 7 / 365, and accept all different forms of poetry- visual art, online performance, short film, sound gardens, or experimental choreography.



Katharine is an artist and writer. Katharine began publishing th_Eroses as a website in 2016. Katharine has degrees in art and architecture from Columbia University and the University of Texas.

Keira Mayo

Keira is a feminist playwright, scholar, and activist from Toronto. Since moving to New York in 2017 to pursue a graduate degree in Performance Studies, Keira has studied with influential performers and writers including Karen Finely and Barbara Browning. She holds an MA in Gender Studies (McMaster 2017) and a BA in Gender Studies, Philosophy and English (University of Toronto 2016). Interested in arts-based methodologies, specifically improvised performance and games, Keira’s writing explores its own performativity: what can words do to our imaginative potential? Her writings, performance, and art-making have displayed across Ontario and New York including the University of Toronto, Queens University, York University, and the Kimmel Galleries. She is committed to experimental form, decolonial praxis, and collaborative art-making. Beyond this, she enjoys reading Op-Eds, sketching, and going slowly.

A+HRRA award summer 2023

The Summer 2023 Arts + Human Rights Research Award will be open to submissions this summer (approx. 14:51 UTC June 21 2023 - 06:50 UTC September 23rd 2023). The topic of the Summer 2023 A+HRRA is AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights. 


th_Eroses, an arts publication, is awarding $100 for a work of artistic / literary research that addresses or concerns human rights in conjunction with this season's topic, AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights. The term 'research' here is intended to indicate the process of creation, exploration, and discovery, rather than the compiling of archival facts and/or materials, although the compiling of archival facts and/or materials may be a part of the process of exploration and discovery, or a part of the process of shaping the path or direction of discovery. This is intended to be an open-ended premise, to support the range of work that may occur in artists' and writers' unique processes. 


From the UN: 


"What Are Human Rights? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination."


Successful submissions may, but are not required to, focus on investigative, process-based exploration and material discovery. Successful submissions may couple rigorous (or subjective) analysis with documentation of investigative, process-based exploration and discovery. Submissions do not need to be factual; forms of literary fiction, subjective expression, abstraction, choreography, and/or non-narrative presentations will be considered as well. Submissions in all languages and media are welcomed. 


The goal of this award is to amplify artistic voices that inquisitively and critically approach the pressing issues of our time, to create a habitat where a unique form of creative journalism can thrive, and to provide th_Eroses readers with artistic / literary insights into key issues.


Please note: If your work is submitted and selected for the award, you consent to the publication of your submitted work by th_Eroses now and in the future. Not all submissions will win the award; there may be one submission chosen, or multiple submissions, or none of the submissions. Selected submissions will receive an email of acceptance and next steps. 


Please submit work to with "Entry: Arts + Human Rights Research Award" in the subject line.

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