Associate Professor


  • Website:
  • Office Hours:

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

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Creative Writing (creative nonfiction)
  • Department:

    • English
  • Education:

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


Harrison Candelaria Fletcher’s essays have appeared widely in such venues as New Letters, TriQuarterly andFourth Genre, and have received numerous honors includingtheNew LettersLiterary Award, Sonora ReviewEssay Award and Pushcart Prize Special Mention. He has also received fellowships from the Arizona Poetry Center and Vermont Studio Center. His debut essay collection, Descanso For My Father: Fragments of a Life, won a Colorado Book Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction. His memoir, Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, received the Autumn House Nonfiction Prize, an International Latino Book Award finalist designation, and was selected by Kirkus Reviewsas among the Best Indie Books of 2017. A native New Mexican, he is also a core nonfiction faculty member in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.


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.