David Estringel is a reader/writer/poet/bibliophile and Writing Studies teaching assistant at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, located in Brownsville, Texas (USA). He received his BA in English in 1992 from the University of Texas at Brownsville and will receive his MAIS in English (concentration in Literature & Cultural Studies) Summer 2020. He will also receive his MFA in Creative Writing in May 2020. Future plans include a lot of writing and publishing more his poetry and short-stories, teaching college literature and creative writing, reading all the books in his library (1310 and counting), and publishing his second book of poetry.
David is a 2019 Best of the Net nominee, whose work has been accepted and/or published by Specter Magazine, Foliate Oak Magazine, Terror House Magazine, Expat Press, 50 Haikus, littledeathlit, Down in the Dirt, Route 7 Review, Setu Bilingual Journal, Paper Trains Journal, The Elixir Magazine, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Briars Lit, Open Arts Forum, Cajun Mutt Press, Former People Journal, The Ugly Writers, Writ in Dust, Cephalopress, Twist in Time, Merak Magazine, Salt Water Soul, Cherry House Press, Subterranean Blue Poetry, Printed Words, Sunflower Sutras, Tulip Tree Publishing ("Story of the Week"), Salt Ink, PPP Ezine, Digging through the Fat, Haiku Journal, Foxhole Magazine, The Basil O'Flaherty, Three Line Poetry, Agony Opera, The Siren's Call Ezine, Alien Buddha Press, Alien Buddha Press Ezine, Synchronized Chaos, Pantheon of Poesy, The @baffled Haiku Daily, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Grey Borders Press, The Blue Nib, Fishbowl Press, Horror Sleaze Trash, Poetizer, Rigorous Magazine, Corvus Review, Spillwords Press, Proletaria Journal, Cherry Magazine, Bleached Butterfly, Poetry Pea/Haiku Pea, TL;DR Press, Spit Poet Zine, Arthut, ICOE Press, Logos, Ponder Savant, Outcast Magazine, Z Publishing, Impspired Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Headline Poetry, Forever Endeavour, Queer As In Fuck You!, Clarendon House Publications, Channillo, and The Good Men Project, where he is a Lead Editor and columnist (“Going Grey with David Estringel"). He is also a Contributing Editor (fiction) at Red Fez, a writer and contributing editor at The Elixir Magazine, columnist at Channillo, and Fiction Reader at riverSedge: A Journal of Art & Literature. "Featured Writer" (monthly) at Cajun Mutt Press and Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press.
David’s work has also been accepted for publication in nine anthologies: Dreamscapes (Cherry House Press), Briar’s Lit Vol. II (Briars Lit), Alien Buddha’s House of Horrors (Alien Buddha Press), Psalms of the Alien Buddha (Alien Buddha Press), DADDY: A Cultural Anthology (Grey Border Books), Shades of Pride (TL;DR Press), One Last Poem Anthology (ICOE Press), Texas' Emerging Poets - 2019 (Z Publishing), and The Inner Circle Writers' Group Poetry Anthology 2019 (Clarendon House Publications). His first collection of poetry and prose, Indelible Fingerprints, was published in April 2019 by Alien Buddha Press.
David has been working on his first collection of poetry chapbooks Blue, Civil Wars, Trois, and life in/verse. His first feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints was accepted for publication at Alien Buddha Press March 2019 and published April 1, 2019. David is currently working on a second book--an illustrated collection of haiku--in partnership with Luca Bowles (a.k.a. Mambo) from the UK and aims to have it published at Alien Buddha Press by November 2019. He is also diving "head first" into short-story writing that will mostly encompass oeuvres of dirty realism and the surreal.
David has also been interviewed by South Florida Poetry Journal (USA), poetry mini interviews (Canada), authors interviews (UK), "Featured Poet of the Week" -Fishbowl Press (Germany), The Human Condition - RGV Titan Radio (USA), and The #TPQ5 - The Poetry Question (USA).
David's main goal for 2019 is to launch The Tripping Muse, a literary magazine that will feature poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews for folks who LOVE good writing without the literary snobbery or the rigid aesthetics.