Profile

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Finding Querencia: Essays from In-Between, forthcoming from the Machete Series at Mad Creek Books, as well as Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams (Autumn House 2016) and Descanso for My Father (University of Nebraska Press 2012). His books have won an Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books selection, a Colorado Book Award, an Independent Publisher Bronze Medal, and an International Latino Book Awards autobiography finalist designation.

His personal essays and lyric essays have been noted in the Best American and Pushcart Prize series and have been published widely in such venues as New LettersPuerto del SolTriQuarterly, and Fourth Genre and have been anthologized in The Best of BrevityBrief EncountersThe Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, and The Best of Pilgrimage.

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 co-creative nonfiction editor of Colorado Review and a contributing editor of Speculative Nonfiction. A native New Mexican, he lives with his wife and two children in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Learn more at harrisoncandelariafletcher.com.

Education

MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts

BA - Journalism/Political Science | University of New Mexico

Philip Metres

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

T. Geronimo Johnson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Elena Passarello

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Brian Leung

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Ellen Lesser

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

Emily Bernard

Distinguished Visiting CNF Writer, MFA in Writing