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David has published his first collection of chapbooks, Blue, Civil Wars, Trois, and--soon--life in/verse at The Tripping Muse Press. Copies will soon be available for purchase on david a. estringel.

His newest chapbooks "little punctures" and " P e r i p h e r i e S" were published in October 2019 and April 2020, respectively, by Really Serious Literature as part of @rlysrslit's Disappearing Chapbook Series (#104) and The Bitchin' Kitsch as the winner of the B'K 2019 Chapbook Contest. 

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David's FIRST feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints was accepted for publication March 2019 by Alien Buddha Press and published on April 1, 2019. NOW available on

David's SECOND book little punctures, an illustrated collection of haiku, is currently in development with UK artist, Luca Bowles for publication at Alien Buddha Press late Fall 2019.

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David continues to generate new prose and verse (depending on the mood of his muse, of course) and submits for publication to literary journals/magazines on a regular basis.

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Regular Gigs

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

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Literary Mag

Of course, we need another one! The Tripping Muse is scheduled to launch Fall of 2020. Poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews for folks, who LOVE good writing without the literary snobbery or rigid aesthetics!

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David is currently working on a collection of new poems. They come in batches of five or six at a time. He feels his muse stirring so the words should be flowing relatively soon: it's his process.

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David plans to start working on his fourth piece of short-fiction the beginning of 2019. The first three pieces he ever wrote, "Roadkill," "Windows," and "When Blood Wants Blood," were published in 2018, so he is motivated to keep the momentum going.

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Spoken Word

Despite a case of crippling social anxiety, David participated in his first poetry slam and other public appearances in 2019. Not sure what 2020 holds.

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"Wow! So powerful my friend. Thank you for sharing your gift."

C. S.

- Facebook comment about "Blue Room" (poem published by Former People Journal December 2018).

"I love your poetry, David! so fine..."

A. R.

- Comment about "Killers" (poem accepted at Cephalopress for publication January 2019)


from the silence

of words

that have had their due.' Love these lines David."

M. D.

- Comment about "Sucking the Marrow" (poem accepted at Writ in Dust for publication January 2019).