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 2013 Colorado Book Award and 2013 Independent Book Publisher Bronze Medal. His work has appeared in many literary journals including New Letters, Fourth Genre 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, Sonora Review Nonfiction 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 and Pen Center USA Literary Award. He teaches creative nonfiction in the Virginia Commonwealth University MFA in Writing Program. A native New Mexican, he lives in Richmond with his wife and two children.


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