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.

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Latest News

1/1/20 - Poem "Burn" reprinted at Pif Magazine today.

12/4/19 - Poems "Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)" and "little deaths" reprinted today at Wicked Gay Ways.

12/2/19 - Poem "little deaths" accepted for publication at Spit Poet Zine to be featured online on social media.

12/1/19 - Untitled haiku (a.k.a. "Metamorphosis") broadcast today on Poetry Pea's "Haiku Pea" podcast.

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

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