HEArt — the nation's only online journal of literature and art devoted to fighting discrimination and promoting social justice — brings you contemporary work by self-identified artist activists here in our Current Issue.

If you like what you read, please consider donating to HEArt Online during our February "Have a HEArt" Campaign. You will receive a signed book or books from prominent HEArt contributors (Martín Espada, Tim Seibles, Saeed Jones), depending on the amount of your contribution. You can even donate in somebody's name, which makes an AWESOME gift. Our goal is to become community sustained and every little bit helps. We don't need a lot from you, just a little from everyone. Together, we embolden and promote the power of art/expression to change the world. 

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Currently Heart Online is made possible by funding from the A.W. Mellon Educational & Charitable Trust Fund of the The Pittsburgh Foundation and partnership with the New Hazlett Theater.

I’m very much aware of language as an instrument of power. Good poetry humanizes even when addressing the most despairing of subjects; it conveys the transcendent power of hope and resistance. HEArt was and is a necessary vehicle for that voice.
— Martín Espada