MFA in Writing

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher / Faculty, CNF

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

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 a memoir, Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams (winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, autobiography finalist for the International Latino Book Award, and Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books of 2017 selection).

His personal essays, lyric essays and prose poems have been widely published in such venues as New Letters, Fourth Genre, TriQuarterly Review, The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction and Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction. He is the recipient of the New Letters Literary Award, Sonora Review Essay Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize and Pushcart Prize Special Mention as well fellowships from the Arizona Poetry Center and Vermont Studio Center.

Before receiving his MFA in Creative 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 the Colorado State University Creative Nonfiction Program. A native New Mexican, he lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two children.