Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of an essay collection, Descanso for my Father: Fragments of a Life (winner of the Colorado Book Award and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction), and Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams (winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize and selected by Kirkus Reviews as among the Best Indie Books of 2017).

His personal essays, lyric essays, and prose poems have been widely published in such venues as New Letters, Fourth Genre, and TriQuarterly Review and have been anthologized in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, Brief Encounters, and Best of Brevity.

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 currently directs Colorado State University’s MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series and is a contributing editor of Speculative Nonfiction literary journal at Colorado Review. A native New Mexican, he lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two children.


MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts
BA - Journalism/Political Science | University of New Mexico

Ralph Angel

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Ellen Lesser

Faculty Chair, MFA in Writing; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Hasanthika Sirisena

Faculty, MFA in Writing

David Jauss

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Mark Cox

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing