photos by Barry Gutierrez
“There’s nothing more unnerving or empowering as the making of connections.”
- Adrienne Rich
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life, a 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal winner and 2013 Colorado Book Award finalist. His work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including New Letters, Fourth Genre, Cimarron Review, Puerto del Sol and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, which selected his essay, “Beautiful City of Tirzah,” as among fifty outstanding works since 1970.
He is the recipient of a New Letters Literary Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize and Pushcart Prize Special Mention as well as fellowships from the Arizona Poetry Center, Vermont Studio Center and PlatteForum. He also has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, Bakeless Literary Prize, Pen Center USA Contest and Santa Fe Writer's Project Award.
He is the editor of Shadowbox magazine and teaches creative nonfiction in the MFA in Writing Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. A native New Mexican, he lives in Richmond with his wife and children.