david a. estringel

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Indelible Fingerprints

David A. Estringel's first published book Indelible Fingerprints from Alien Buddha Press contains prose and verse that are reflective of the significant parts of his life that have not only shaped him but left permanent marks (both good and bad). This published work contains 40 pieces of poetry and short fiction that have been previously published and reprinted in over 44 literary magazines and journals in the United States and abroad. Indelible Fingerprints offers 37 pieces of verse, ranging from free-verse to prose poetry to haiku, of various influences (Classical to dirty realism), as well as 3 short stories that encompass oeuvres of kitchen sink realism, speculative fiction, and the surreal.

Indelible Fingerprints by David Estringel - $10.36

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P e r i p h e r i e s

David Estringel's newest chapbook "P e r i p h e r i e S" has been chosen as the winning submission for the B'K 2019 Chapbook Competition at The Bitchin' Kitsch. This chapbook contains seven poems, including:


"Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)"

"Digging for Lost Temples"

"Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor"

"little deaths"

"Smooth Whiskey"

"Coffeehouse Romance"

"P e r i p h e r i e S" is for sale in B'K's online store!

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Latest News

8/22/20 - Short story "Roadkill" reprinted in Culture Cult's Bloodlet: An Anthology of Violent Fiction.

5/20/20 - Poems "Duende" and "Eating Pears on the Rooftop" reprinted at Rigorous Magazine.

5/12/20 - Winner of the 2019 B'K Chapbook Contest "PeripherieS" available for sale at The Bitchin' Kitsch!

4/25/20 - Poem "The Man in Your Mirrors" published at Outcast Magazine in their "Pride" issue.

4/13/20 - Poem "Digging for Lost Temples" accepted for reprint at North Meridian Review's special issue "The Freedom to Make and Re-make". Publication targeted for September 2020.

4/7/20 - Invitation accepted from The Creative Process Collective to publish poem "Digging for Lost Temples".

3/29/20 - David Estringel winner of The Bitchin' Kitsch's 2019 Chapbook Competition with his chapbook "P e r i p h e r i e S". 

Other Gigs

Co-Poetry Editor and Artist-in-Residence at The Elixir Magazine.

Future Editor-in-Chief of The Tripping Muse - coming Fall 2020!

Latest Accomplishments

David's FIRST book manuscript Indelible Fingerprints accepted

for publication at Alien Buddha Press 3/28/19!

Indelible Fingerprints published 4/1/19! 

Poem "Storms" accepted for reprint at Z Publishing for their "Emerging Poets 2019" series, scheduled to appear in Texas' Emerging Poets: An Anthology (in the "Love, Romance, and Heartbreak" section). Publication date TBD. 

Poem "little deaths" nominated by Cajun Mutt Press for inclusion in Sundress Publications' 2019 Best of the Net Anthology!

Rare acceptance of poem "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor" for publication at Headline Poetry  and appearance as a "Featured Poet" on 8/8/19.

David A. Esrtringel will be "Featured Artist of the Month" for November 2019 at Alien Buddha Press.

David Estringel long-listed for the 2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year for the poem "Blue Sky through Bare Branches".

David Estringel's first accepted poetry chapbook manuscript "punctures" accepted for publication at Really Serious Literature for @rlysrslit's "Disappearing Chapbook Series" -the 104th disappearing chapbook. Publication tentatively scheduled for the first week of October 2019.

David Estringel wins The Bitchin' Kitsch's 2019 Chapbook Competition with his chapbook, "PeripherieS". Available for purchase in The Bitchin' Kitsch's online store soon!

Invitation accepted from The Creative Process Collective to publish poem "Digging for Lost Temples" as part of their traveling exhibit and international educational initiative.

Current Projects

David is working on new material for his second book, an illustrated collection of haiku poetry, little punctures. David is collaborating with UK artist and illustrator, Luca Bowles.

David has had three chapbooks, Civil Wars, life in/verse, and Trois published at The Tripping Muse Press and will soon have them available for purchase on david a. estringel. His most recent chapbooks "little punctures" and "P e r i p h e r i e S" were published in October 2019 and April 2020, respectively, by Really Serious Literature as part of @rlysrslit's Disappearing Chapbook Series (#104) and by The Bitchin' Kitsch as the winner of the B'K 2019 Chapbook Competition. 

David continues to work on and publish new prose and verse (depending on the mood of his muse, of course) for publication in 2019.

David continues to work towards creating The Tripping Muse, a literary magazine that will feature poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews for folks who LOVE good writing. Coming Fall 2020!

Most Recent Acceptances / Publications

Culture Cult - "Roadkill" (short story, reprinted 8/2020)

Rigorous Magazine - "Duende" and "Eating Pears on the Rooftop" (poems, reprinted 5/2020)

The Bitchin' Kitsch - "P e r i p h e r i e S" (chapbook, published 5/12/2020)

Outcast Magazine - "The Man in Your Mirrors" (poem, published 4/25/2020)

The Creative Process Collective - "Digging for Lost Temples" (poem, reprinted 4/7/2020)

Pif Magazine - "Burn" (poem, reprinted 1/1/2020)