Profile

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of the forthcoming hybrid memoir Coyote: Portraits of a Half-Life, as well as Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams and Descanso for My Father. His books have received the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books selection, and the International Latino Book Awards finalist designation for autobiography.

His award-winning personal essays, lyric essays, and prose poems have been published widely in such venues as New Letters, Puerto del Sol, and TriQuarterly and have been anthologized in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative NonfictionBrief EncountersBest of Brevity, Best of Pilgrimage, and Advanced Creative Nonfiction by Bloomsbury.

Before receiving his MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, he was an award-winning columnist, feature writer, and beat reporter at newspapers throughout the West. He teaches in the MFA program at Colorado State University and serves as a contributing editor of Speculative Nonfiction. A native New Mexican, he lives in Fort Collins, CO, with his wife and two children.

Learn more at harrisoncandelariafletcher.com.

Education

MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts

BA - Journalism/Political Science | University of New Mexico

Mark Cox

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

Philip Metres

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Leslie Ullman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

David Wojahn

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]