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. He is currently Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press and Poetry Co-Editor at The Elixir Magazine. 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" and "2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year" nominee, whose work has been accepted by and/or appeared at 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, Poetry Festival, CultureCult Magazine, Ethos Literary Journal, Locust Magazine, fresh.ink, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Latin Anthology, Poetry NI, Fishbowl Press Poetry, Really Serious Literature (@rlysrslit), Infernal Ink, Synkronicity Magazine, Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, Writing Workshops Dallas, 45 Magazine, Bosphorus Review, Lahar Magazine, Wicked Gay Ways, Ez.P.Zine II (Pyre Publications), Pif Magazine, North Meridian Review, Channillo, and The Good Men Project, where he was a Lead Editor and columnist (“Going Grey with David Estringel"). He is also a Fiction Editor at Red Fez, Poetry Co-Editor and Artist-in-Residence at The Elixir Magazine, Fiction Reader at riverSedge: A Journal of Art & Literature, and Artist-in-Residence at Cajun Mutt Press.
David’s work has also been accepted for publication in 19 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), The Inner Circle Writers' Group Poetry Anthology 2019 (Clarendon House Publications), Nocturne (CultureCult Magazine's poetry anthology), Land & Territory: An International Anthology (Latin Anthology), No Sin (Alien Buddha Press), MAELSTROM: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Literary Anthology 2019 (Clarendon House Publications), Beneath Strange Stars: A SciFi & Fantasy Anthology (TL'DR Press), Bloodlet: Anthology of Violent Fictions (CultureCult Press), The Ink Pods "Gift" Audio Anthology - Issue II (The Blue Nib), Messages from the Dark Side (independent publisher Delilah Charmer), Puro ChicanX Writers of the 21st Century (Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts/The Black Earth Institute), and Impspired Magazine Volume I (Impspired Magazine). His first collection of poetry and prose, Indelible Fingerprints, was published in April 2019 by Alien Buddha Press.
David has published his first collection of poetry chapbooks Blue, Civil Wars, Trois, and--soon--life in/verse via The Tripping Muse Press. His latest chapbooks "punctures" and "P e r i p h e r i e S" were published at Really Serious Literature for their @rlysrslit Disappearing Chapbook Series (Issue #104) and The Bitchin' Kitsch as the winner of the B'K 2019 Chapbook Competition, respectively. 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 2020 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. Target date for the release will be early Fall 2020.