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) Spring 2019. He will also begin his MFA in Creative Writing in January 2019. Future plans include a lot of writing and publishing more his poetry and short-stories, teaching college composition and literature, reading all the books in his library (1310 and counting), and publishing his first book of poetry.
His 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, 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.
David has also been interviewed by South Florida Poetry Journal and poetry mini interviews.
David has been working on his first chapbooks of poetry Indelible Fingerprints, Civil Wars, and life in/verse with Indelible Fingerprints being accepted for publication March 2019 and published April 1, 2019. He is also working on his first book of poetry The Spaces in Between. He is also diving "head first" into short-story writing that will mostly encompass oeuvres of dirty realism and the surreal.
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.