Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Fort Collins, CO
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Descanso for My Father (2012), Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams (2016), and Finding Querencia: Essays from In Between (2022). His work has appeared widely in such venues as New Letters, TriQuarterly, Puerto del Sol, and Blue Mesa Review.

Candelaria Fletcher was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2022, the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Finding Querencia in 2022, and a Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship in 2023. Other awards include an Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, a Colorado Book Award, a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and an International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention.

While at MacDowell, he wrote new sequences of lyric essays and prose poems for two hybrid books, Creation Myths and The Crossing. Six essays from the manuscripts have been published in literary journals and one selected for an anthology. He hopes to complete both projects in 2024.



Harrison Candelaria Fletcher worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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