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Walking Rain Review | P.O. Box 85462 | Tucson, AZ 85754-5462
Copyright © 1989-2009 Walking Rain Review. All rights reserved. | Site Design by Jessica Lamberton
This publication is
made possible
through the
Lannan
Foundation
and The
University of
Arizona Poetry
Center
.
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BY DAVID PALMER













Black and White Artwork
BY KEN LAMBERTON
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Walking Rain Review is a literary journal
containing poetry, fiction
, nonfiction, and
art
work produced by prisoners and former
prisoners of various Arizona correctional
facilities.


Since the early 1970s, when the poet and
writer Richard Shelton began directing his
first prison writing workshop at Florence,
Arizona, men and women behind bars have
been producing an impressive body of
literary work.  In 1989,
Walking Rain
Review
published its first issue, a beginning
that would see fourteen more issues over
the next decade and give voice to scores of
important writers like Jimmy Santiago Baca
and Michael Hogan, William Aberg and Ken
Lamberton. Many of these writers, who
first appeared in
Walking Rain Review,
have gone on to write books and win
awards (such as the PEN prize in poetry,  
a National Endowment for the Arts
fellowship, and a John Burroughs Medal
for nature writing), establishing themselves
within a greater literary community.  The
editors of
WRR are very proud to have
played some small part in the writing
careers that these men and women have
carried with them beyond prison.