he highest purpose of art is to inspire...

What else can you do...What else can you do for anyone but inspire them?

- Bob Dylan

Purpose Statement

River Heron Review has been established to support the arts through the sharing of poetry in our online journal, at readings, workshops, and by making public the transformative power of poetic expression.

We hope to contribute to the expansion of a community of poets, to establish a creative outlet that does not discriminate by age, race, or sexual orientation in order to offer voice to all, and to represent poetry in its many forms, styles, perspectives, and intentions.

Est. January 2018


We want to give thanks and credit to the creator of our beautiful watercolor Blue Heron logo. The artist is Irene Diamente and can be reached at Etsy as Dimdi.