By Harrison Candelaria Fletcher.
“Sink deep take hold these veins of time his mother’s stories labyrinthian rhymes she was once driving north tracing dust boot tracks to her abluelo’s rancho burned in Navajo attacks seeking ashes seeking nails seeking smoke for her shrines…“
Cactus Blossom by Nadia Attura.
The Blood Pudding – June 1, 2023
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Descanso for My Father, Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, and his newest, Finding Querencia: Essays from In Between. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, Colorado Book Award and New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, his work has appeared in New Letters, TriQuarterly, Puerto del Sol and elsewhere. He teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Colorado State University.
Artwork: Nadia Attura graduated from The London College of Printing with a Postgraduate in Photojournalism. She works as a fine artist based in London. Nadia creates photographed details made on location which are then layered to form a tableaux of collected scenes within a scene, together they convey a sense of place and time. Often the original photograph disappears from documentary single imagery toward a more painterly poetic interpreted view of the world. You can find more about her here.