Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

author, editor, essayist, writing instructor

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, winner of a Colorado Book Award, an International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction, and an Independent Book Publisher Bronze Medal. His work has appeared in many literary journals, magazines and anthologies including New Letters, Fourth Genre and The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. He is the recipient of a New Letters Literary Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize, Sonora Review Essay Award, and Pushcart Prize Special Mention. He teaches nonfiction and Latino Literature in the Virginia Commonwealth University MFA Program. A native New Mexican, he lives in Richmond with his wife and two children.


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