david a. estringel

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BIO

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.


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Latest News

11/5/19 - NEW poem "Duende" published at Cajun Mutt Press today!!!


11/1/19 - New haiku (a.k.a. "Metamorphosis") accepted at Poetry Pea for their "Haiku Pea" podcast ("Man" issue) for broadcast late November.


10/29/19 - Poem "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" reprinted today at Horror Sleaze Trash.


10/29/19 - Three poems ("And the Beat Goes On", "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor", and "Nothing Lasts") reprinted today at Ponder Savant's as part of their "Existential Ponders" poetry series.


10/28/19 - Poem "Storms" accepted for reprint at Rigorous Magazine today.


10/28/19 - Poem "Gin & Tonic on a Sunday Afternoon" accepted for publication at Bosphorus Review.


10/28/19 - Three haiku ("The Story of Us", "Stop & Recalibrate", and "Moment of Clarity") and short story "Windows" appears in Alien Buddha Zine #12!


10/25/19 - Poem "A Cloudy Day at Colonial Manor" reprinted today at 45 Magazine.


10/21/19 - Untitled haiku (a.k.a. "Deathbed") broadcast at Poetry Pea on their Haiku Pea podcast (Series 2, Episode #20 - "spirits") today.


10/20/19 - Poem "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" appears in ICOE (In Case of Emergency) Press' One Surviving Poem Anthology, available today.


10/20/19 - Column piece "So, You Want to Publish Your Little Darlings" accepted for publication at Writing Workshops Dallas today (publication date TBD).


10/17/19 - Short story "When Blood Wants Blood" accepted for reprint in Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts' 2020 Contemporary Chicanx Writers Anthology.


10/17/19 - Poem "Coffeehouse Romance" accepted for reprint at CultureCult Magazine for October/Novermber 2019 publication.


10/17/19 - Poem "Coda-Switch" accepted for reprint at Synkronicity Magazine for March 2020 publication.


10/17/19 - Poems "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" and "little deaths" accepted for Spring/Summer 2020 publication at Infernal Ink.


10/13/19 - Poem "Coda-Switch" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/11/19 - Chapbook "punctures" (Part III) published today at Really Serious Literature as part of their @rlrysrslit Disappearing Chapbook Series on Instragram.


10/11/19 - Poem "Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/10/19 - Chapbook "punctures" (Part II) published today at Really Serious Literature as part of their @rlysrslit Disappearing Chapbook Series on Instagram.


10/10/19 - Poem "Coffeehouse Romance" reprinted at The Elixir Magazine.


10/10/19 - Poem "Burn" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/9/19 - Haiku "Five-Fold Kiss" reprinted today at Poetry NI's "Panning for Poems, Autumn 2019 (Issue #12).


10/9/19 - Poem "little deaths" reprinted today at Logos Literature and Horror Sleaze Trash.


10/8/19 - Poem "AI! AI! AI! (A Tartarus for Youth)" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/7/19 - Poem "life in/verse" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/7/19 - Chapbook "punctures" (Part I) published today at Really Serious Literature as part of their @rlysrslit Disappearing Chapbook Series on Instagram.


10/6/19 - Poem "Nothing Lasts" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/5/19 - Poem "The Spaces in Between" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/4/19 - Poems "And the Beat Goes On", "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor", and "Nothing Lasts" accepted for reprint in Ponder Savant's upcoming Existential Ponders series.


10/4/19 - Poem "Old Filament, Broken Bulb" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/3/19 - Poem "Blue Sky through Bare Branches" reprinted today at Logos Literature.


10/3/19 - Poetry series of 10 previously published poems to be released at Logos Literature throughout October 2019. 


10/1/19 - 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.


10/1/19 - Poem "Burn" published today at The Bitchin' Kitsch.


10/1/19 - Poem "Coda-Switch" published today at Cajun Mutt Press.


9/28/19 - Five poems ("Smooth Whiskey", "Blue Room", "Killers", "Sucking the Marrow", and "little deaths") reprinted today at Fishbowl Press Poetry.


9/26/19 - NEW poem "Coda-Switch" accepted for publication at Cajun Mutt Press for October 2019 publication.


9/25/19 - Haiku "Five-Fold Kiss" accepted for reprint at Poetry NI today.


9/24/19 - "Nothing Lasts" & "Fireflies" reprinted in Nocturne - Poetry of the Night: CultureCult anthology.


9/18/19 - Two poems, including "Burn" and a new piece, accepted for inclusion in LATINanthology's Land & Territory: An International Anthology (publication date end of November 2019).


9/16/19 - David Estringel long-listed for the 2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year for the poem "Blue Sky through Bare Branches".


9/16/19 - Untitled haiku (a.k.a. "Hope") featured on Poetry Pea's "Haiku Pea" podcast (Series 2, Episode #18) today.


9/16/19 - Poems "Coffeehouse Romance" and "Storms" reprinted today at Queer As In Fuck You Magazine!


9/14/19 - NEW poem "Burn" accepted at The Bitchin' Kitsch for October 2019 publication.


9/12/19 - Short story "When Blood Wants Blood" accepted for reprint at fresh.ink today.


9/10/19 - Poem "Smooth Whiskey" accepted for reprint at Locust Magazine. Publication date TBD.


9/9/19 - Haiku poems "Contentment", "Solace #2", and "Pyre" reprinted today at The Elixir Magazine.


9/7/19 - Book review of Indelible Fingerprints published at Ethos Literary Journal today.


9/4/19 - Poems "Nothing Lasts" and "Fireflies" accepted for reprint in CultureCult's poetry anthology Nocturne today.


9/3/19 - Poem "Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)" published today at Cajun Mutt Press. 


9/1/19 - Poem "AI! AI! AI! (A Tartarus for Youth)" published today at Poetry Festival.


8/30/19 - Poem "Intermissions" published today at Forever Endeavour.


8/19/19 - Untitled haiku (a.k.a. "Drowning Sorrow") featured on Poetry Pea's "Haiku Pea" podcast ('synesthesia' episode) today.


8/17/19 - Poem "Smooth Whiskey" reprinted at Impspired Magazine July 17, 2019.


8/18/19 - Poem "AI! AI! AI! accepted at Clarendon House Publications for inclusion in Poetica: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Poetry Anthology 2019 to be published 8/2019.


8/12/19 - Three poems ("little deaths", "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor", and "Digging for Lost Temples") accepted for reprint at Alien Buddha Zine for December 2019 publication in Issue #13.


8/7/19 - Untitled haiku (a.k.a. "Deathbed") accepted at Poetry Pea's "Haiku Pea" podcast ("Spirits" episode) for October 2019 broadcast.


7/26/19 - Untitled haiku (a.k.a. "Hope") accepted for featured spot on Poetry Pea's "Haiku Pea" podcast ('Flower' episode, scheduled for 9/19/19. 


7/25/19 - Essay "Digging for Lost Temples" accepted for publication at Drunk Monkeys. Publication date TBD.

Other Gigs

Teaching Assistant for the Writing and Language Studies Program at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley


Fiction Editor at Red Fez.


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


Artist in Residence at Cajun Mutt Press.


Former Lead Editor & Columnist ("Going Grey with David Estringel") at The Good Men Project. 


Fiction Reader at riverSedge: A Journal of Art & Literature at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley.


Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press.


Future Editor-in-Chief of The Tripping Muse - coming Fall 2019!

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! 


Artist-in-Residence at Cajun Mutt Press starting 6/2019.



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!


Four poems ("Smooth Whiskey", "Blue Room", "Gin & Tonic on a Sunday Afternoon", and "Storms") featured in Ponder Savant's "The Art of Depression" series on 7/25/19.


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.


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 newest chapbook little punctures will be published in October 2019 by Really Serious Literature as part of @rlysrslit's Disappearing Chapbook Series (#104). 


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 2019!

Most Recent Acceptances / Publications

Cajun Mutt Press - "Duende" (poem, published November 5, 2019)


Bosphorus Review - "Gin & Tonic on a Sunday Afternoon" (poem, scheduled for reprint 11/1/2019)


Rigorous Magazine - "Storms" (poem, scheduled for reprint October/November 2019)


Horror Sleaze Trash - "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" (poem, reprinted 10/29/19)


Ponder Savant - "And the Beat Goes On", "Damn, God's Got A Fucked-Up Sense of Humor", and "Nothing Lasts" (poems, reprinted 10/29/2019)


Alien Buddha Press - "Windows" (short story scheduled for reprint 10/28/2019)


45 Magazine - "A Cloudy Day at Colonial Manor" (poem, reprinted 10/25/19)


Poetry Pea ("Haiku Pea" podcast) - Untitled haiku poem (a.k.a. "Deathbed") featured in 10/21/19 broadcast.


Logos Literature - "Coda-Switch" (poem reprinted 10/13/19)


Logos Literature - "Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet)" (poem, reprinted 10/11/2019)


Logos Literature - "Burn" (poem, reprinted 10/10/2019)


Logos Literature - "little deaths" (poem, reprinted 10/9/2019)


Logos Literature - "AI! AI! AI! (A Tartarus for Youth)" (poem, reprinted 10/8/2019)


Really Serious Literature - "punctures" (chapbook #104 from @rlysrslit Disappearing Chapbook Series published 10/7/2019)


Logos Literature - "life in/verse" (poem, reprinted 10/7/2019)


Horror Sleaze Trash - "little deaths" (poem, reprinted 10/6/2019)


Logos Literature - "Nothing Lasts" (poem, reprinted 10/6/2019)


Logos Literature - "The Spaces in Between" (poem, reprinted 10/5/2019)


Logos Literature - "Old Filament, Broken Bulb" (poem, reprinted 10/4/2019)


Logos Literature - "Blue Sky through Bare Branches" (poem, reprinted 10/3/2019)


Cajun Mutt Press - "Coda-Switch" (poem, published 10/1/2019)


The Bitchin' Kitsch - "Burn" (poem, published 10/1/2019)