Hiedra Magazine is a peer-reviewed literary and arts publication that focuses on Spanish, Latin American, and US Latino contexts. The name Hiedra is derived from the Spanish word for “Ivy,” which evokes a sense of natural, organic growth that expands outward from a single plant to cover vast areas. This idea captures the role that Hiedra Magazine envisions for itself in expanding literature, visual arts, academic works, and other forms of artistic expression.
Hiedra Magazine was also born in order to contribute to the recovery of the form of cultural literary magazine in its more rustic state: print. Nevertheless, the magazine does not attempt to reject the potential reach provided by electronic media, but rather to take full advantage of both types of media (electronic and print) in order to make itself more relevant to today’s demanding reader.