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Award winning author and editor Victoria Buitron has constellated dozens of voices from Connecticut to bring you the 2023 Connecticut Literary Anthology. The poetry, nonfiction, and fiction collected in this anthology is essential reading featuring emerging and established writers who reflect the many faces and voices of Connecticut. Featuring writing from M.K. Bailey · Gina Barreca · Rachel Basch · Michael Belanger · Chris Belden · Devon Bohm · Carol Chaput · Gabi Coatsworth · Michael Todd Cohen · Exodus Cooke · Jason Courtmanche · Lionel M. Crawford · Anthony D'Aries · Oliver Egger · Meghan Evans · Suzanne Farrell Smith · Adrian Frandle · Jaclyn Gilbert · Benjamin Grossberg · Van Hartmann · Shellie Harwood · Michelle Hernandez · Elizabeth Hilts · Sonya Huber · Vesna Jaksic Lowe · Christine Kalafus · Christine Kandic Torres · Janet Krauss · Joan Kwon Glass · Eden Marchese · Rowan Marci · Liz Matthews · Gaynell Meij · Lisa Meserole · Katherine Schneider · Joan Seliger Sidney · Mikayla Silkman · Heidi St. Jean · Summer Tate · Elaine Zimmerman

2023 Connecticut Literary Anthology

  • Victoria Buitron is an award-winning writer and editor who hails from Ecuador and resides in Connecticut. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Normal School, SmokeLong en Español, Southwest Review, The Acentos Review, and other literary magazines. Her debut memoir-in-essays, A Body Across Two Hemispheres, was the 2021 Fairfield Book Prize winner. A VONA fellow, her work has been selected for 2022’s Best Small Fictions and Wigleaf’s Top 50. In 2023, she received the Artistic Excellence Award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. In June 2023, A Body Across Two Hemispheres won the gold prize in the Foreword Indies Multicultural category of Adult/Nonfiction. She is the editor of the forthcoming 2023 Connecticut Literary Anthology which will be published in October. Her website is

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