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EBT sorbet / summer, baby


got no place to go,

so what’s up babe

catch the 81 to Ave 52 


we can go out…

for EBT sorbet 

& sangria 

before the party 


dead-weight blondes parked all night 

on east-side porches getting talked at 


about that new school

electronic interdependence 

& the dangerous luxury 

of a point of view 




so I’m just gonna hang here till I 

find a ride okay? (or tune out & feel 




like a dagger in the frozen sea 


of back porch small-talk bullshit,

some MFA’s ultra-curated free jazz setlist

winding in circles forever around

some New York girl kissing on my man’s ear

while he pulls out my zig-zags & rolls her a joint


oh well, just another

bummer summer


banquet of high-pitched gibberish 

& fancy ladies waiting for the waltz

while the dead-weight blonde parked all night

whittles a wooden bird on the porch


blood moon’s more alive than me

come pick me up, set me free

you can take me out like Moses 


if you give me something to believe

just give me something to believe 

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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