University of Arizona

Lannan Literary Grant

Rain Shadow ReviewThis grant supports creative writing workshops in the Rincon and Santa Rita Units of the Arizona State Prison complex in Tucson. The all-volunteer program was begun nearly 30 years ago by poet and University of Arizona professor, Richard Shelton, and is still overseen by him. Current workshop leaders are Dr. Erec Toso of the University of Arizona’s English Department with the assistance of Mark Johnson. Rain Shadow Review collects the best of the work produced by the inmates who have participated in the program.