Associate Professor


  • Website:
  • Office Hours:

    Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Creative Writing (nonfiction)
  • Department:

    • English
  • Education:

    • MFA Vermont College of Fine Arts, BA University of New Mexico


Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, International Latino Book Awards Honorable Mention for Autobiography, and Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Memoirs of 2017 selection. His first book, Descanso For My Father, won the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal. His newest collection, Finding Querencia: Essays from In Between, is forthcoming in 2022 from the Machete series edited by Joy Castro at Mad Creek Books.
His work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including New Letters, TriQuarterlyPuerto del SolBest of Brevity, Brief Encounters and The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. His honors include an Arizona Poetry Center fellowship, New Letters Literary Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize, Sonora Review Essay Award, Juxtaprose Nonfiction Award, Pushcart Prize Special Mention and Best American Essays Notable selection. He is a core faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program.


Descanso for My Father: Fragments of a Life (2012) University of Nebraska Press American Lives Series edited by Tobias Wolff.

Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams (2016) Autumn House Press/Winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize.

Finding Querencia: Essays from In Between (2022) The Machete Series at Mad Creek Books edited by Joy Castro, University of Ohio Press.