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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P e r i p h e r i e S
David Estringel's newest chapbook "P e r i p h e r i e S" has been chosen as the winning submission for the B'K 2019 Chapbook Competition at The Bitchin' Kitsch. This chapbook contains seven poems, including:
"Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)"
"Digging for Lost Temples"
"Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor"
"P e r i p h e r i e S" is for sale in B'K's online store!
David Estringel's second book of poetry is a collection of mostly new pieces along with some timeless favorites from his first book Indelible Fingerprints. Blood Honey is composed of 24 poems that speak to corporal and emotional addictions within all of us that take us to Heaven and Hell and back.
“Poetry should grab us and make us either want to heal or destroy the world. Blood Honey does both.”
— Justine Jones, editor and cultural critic
“Estringel is a sage we can look for both to know ourselves, and the art we create.”
— Aaron Thompson, freelance journalist
“Blood Honey embraces the reader with its humanity and heart.”
— Janelle Janson, reviewer
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Cold Comfort House
David Estringel's third book of poetry is a collection of mostly new pieces along with some old favorites from his first book Indelible Fingerprints. Cold Comfort House is composed of 24 poems that speak to the duality of life and finding solace in the darkest moments.
“Cold Comfort House is a testament to a lifetime of paying attention, as well as an open invitation for us to do the same.”
— Justine Jones, freelance editor
“David Estringel has been a favorite poet of mine since I was first introduced to him through A Thin Slice of Anxiety. This is a perfect book.”
— Janelle Janson, reviewer
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Eating Pears on the Rooftop
A collection of David Estringel's older and most recent poems, published at Finishing Line Press.
The poems in Eating Pears on the Rooftop by David Estringel explore tender heartbreak where "nights are the hardest to bear,/alone, atop these unwashed sheets/that smell of you and me, still,/crinkled and heavy with ghosts." The reader discovers beauty and strength in these powerful poems.
--Leah Huete de Maines, Poet-in Residence Emerita at North Kentucky University
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David Estringel's fourth book of poetry is a collaborative, multi-modal creative project with English illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles. Described as "a solemn, eerie book of beauty" by Barracuda Guarisco (EIC @RLYSRSLIT), little punctures offers 51 micropoems that are individually punctuated by their own interpretive, black and white illustrations.
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Release date 2/24/23!!!
Blind Turns in the Kitchen Sink
Blind Turns in the Kitchen Sink, David Estringel's fifth book of collected poems and third published with Anxiety Press, is composed of 54 poems (mostly new with a few 'oldies but goodies') that speak to the chaos and complexities of a life lived.
Publication date scheduled for July 2023.
Sour Grapes, David Estringel's sixth poetry chapbook, is composed of 18 selected poems about love lost and/or gone wrong from his five poetry collections: Indelible Fingerprints, Blood Honey, Cold Comfort House, little punctures, and Blind Turns in the Kitchen Sink.
Publication date April 10, 2023.
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9/2/23 - Interview by Taylor Dibbert "David Estringel on Books and Writing" published on Medium.
8/24/23 - Poems "Blood Honey," "Blue Light," "Medicine," "Neon Gods," and "Discoloration" reprinted at Synchronized Chaos.
8/24/23 - Poems "Indigo," "Lover's Kaddish," and "Sitting Shiva," reprinted at Fevers of the Mind (A Poetry Showcase by David Estringel).
6/30/23 - Short story "Roadkill" (2023 revision) published at The Honest Ulsterman.
6/21/23 - CNF piece "Lucky" published at Fahmidan Journal.
6/15/23 - CNF piece, "Homecoming," accepted for publication at the Corvus Review for their Spring/Summer issue.
6/12/2023 - Short story "Roadkill" (2023 revision) accepted for reprint at The Honest Ulsterman. Publication date TBD.
5/29/23 - Poem "Indigo" reprinted at Punk Noir Magazine today.
5/12/23 - Poems "House of Spirits", "Indigo", and "Lover's Kaddish" accepted for reprint at Impspired Magazine for publication in June (online) and September (print).
5/11/23 - CNF piece, "Lucky," accepted for publication at Fahmidan Journal.
5/9/23 - Poems "Cough Medicine," "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps," and "Frozen Charlotte," will be reprinted at The Opiate in their summer issue with "Frozen Charlotte" appearing online this week.
5/4/23 - Poem "The Yawning Grave" was accepted at Spillwords for reprint.
4/30/23 - Poems "Boveda" and "They Yawning Grave" reprinted at Tiny Frights.
4/4/23 - New chapbook Sour Grapes available for preorder NOW at Two Key Customs for April 10 release.
4/3/23 - David Estringel's fifth poetry collection Blind Turns in the Kitchen Sink scheduled to be published July 2023 at Anxiety Press.
3/30/23 - Poems "After the Wake" and "Slam!" published at The Gorko Gazette!!!
3/29/23 - Poem "Black Wreaths (a winter's settling)" published at San Antonio Review.
3/5/23 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" accepted at Latinx Lit Audio Magazine to be a featured piece.
3/4/23 - "Spotlight on Writers" interview with Spillwords.com published.
3/3/23 - Chapbook manuscript for Sour Grapes accepted for publication at Two Keys Customs.
2/27/23 - Poems "Evening Machines" and "Neon Gods" reprinted in Horror Sleaze Trash: Poems (Volume 2).
2/20/23 - Podcast episode "Behind the Scenes with David Estringel, author of "Digging for Lost Temples" at Latinx Lit Audio Magazine.
2/17/23 - David Estringel's fifth poetry book Blind Turns in the Kitchen Sink accepted for publication at Anxiety Press. Publication date TBD.
2/14/23 -Poem "Lover's Kaddish" published in South Broadway Ghost Society's "Love Poems" edition (Valentine's Day).
1/29/23 -Five poems, "A Scene Outside the Window of a Country Church," "Dusk," "Winter Comes," "Return of the Holly King," and "Fall," published in Lothlorien Literary Journal's 17th Volume, Landscapes of the Mind.
1/27/23 - Poetry reading at the Southern Humanities Conference.
1/24/23 - Preordering open for little punctures.
1/15/223 - Poems "Amas Veritas" and "Indigo" published at San Antonio Review.
1/10/23 - Five poems, "Boveda," "Palo Santo," "Santero," "Mother's Milk," and "The Alchemy of Fingertips," accepted for reprint at Rigorous literary journal.
1/3/23 - Spanish-language poems "Despues de la estela" and "Caja de memoria" accepted for publication at Somos en escrito.
David's FIRST book manuscript Indelible Fingerprints accepted
for publication at Alien Buddha Press 3/28/19!
Indelible Fingerprints published 4/1/19!
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!
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.
David Estringel wins The Bitchin' Kitsch's 2019 Chapbook Competition with his chapbook, "PeripherieS". Available for purchase in The Bitchin' Kitsch's online store soon!
Invitation accepted from The Creative Process Collective to publish poem "Digging for Lost Temples" as part of their traveling exhibit and international educational initiative.
Chapbook manuscript for Eating Pears on the Rooftop accepted for publication at Finishing Line Press!
David Estringel accepted to be one of 10 poets in August 2021 to participate in a fundraiser for Tupelo Press, writing one poem a day for 30 days (for 30 poems) and raise money to fund this amazing independent publisher.
David Estringel's fourth book of poetry little punctures--a collaborative creative project with English illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles--accepted for 2024 publication @RLYSRSLIT
Poem "Fireflies" announced as winner of Synkroniciti Magazine's 'Transcend' Poetry Contest.
Poem "Ai! Ai! Ai! (A Tartarus for Youth)" named "Award Winner" for Best Poem at the EdiPlay International Film Festival in France.
Short story "Roadkill" named "Award Winner" for Best Short Story at the EdiPlay International Film Festival in France.
Accepted to participate, as part of a select 24, in the 2022 season of Poets in Pajamas (hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications), featuring poems "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps," "Dandelion Wine," and "Frozen Charlotte."
David Estringel nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize in Poetry by Synkroniciti Magazine for poem "Fireflies."
David Estringel nominated for "Author of the Month" at Spillwords.com November 2021.
"Roadkill" has been awarded the Gold Award for "Best Short Script" at the Milan Gold Awards.
"Roadkill" has been awarded the Silver Award for "Best Short Script" at the Hollywood Gold Awards.
"Roadkill" has been awarded "Honorable Mention" for "Best Short Script" at the New York Movie Awards.
"Roadkill" has been awarded "Honorable Mention" for "Best Short Script" at the Florence Movie Awards.
"Roadkill" has been awarded " "Best Short Script" at the Paris Movie Awards.
David Estringel awarded "Best First-Time Screenwriter" for "Roadkill" at New Democracy Film Awards.
"Roadkill" awarded Best Unproduced Script at the Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival.
"Roadkill" awarded Best Short Screenwriting at the NYC International Film Festival.
"Roadkill" awarded Best First Time Screenwriting at the Cult Movies International Film Festival.
"Roadkill" awarded Best Short Script at the World Indie Film Awards.
"Roadkill" awarded Best Short Screenwriting at the Medusa Film Festival (8th Season").
David Estringel's SECOND book of poetry Blood Honey published 1/7/2022 by Anxiety Press.
David Estringel's THIRD book of poetry Cold Comfort House accepted for publication at Anxiety Press for Spring 2022 publication.
David Estringel's fourth poetry chapbook Golden Calves accepted for publication at Back Room Poetry for March 2023 release.
David Estringel's fifth poetry chapbook Blue accepted for publication at Back Room Poetry for September 2023 release.
Sixth poetry chapbook Sour Grapes scheduled for publication April 2023 at Two Key Customs.
Fifth poetry collection Blind Turns in the Kitchen Sink scheduled for July 2023 publication.
Upcoming "drop in" interview with poet and reviewer in July 2023.
Red Berries, a collection of selected poems (2018-2023) currently under development for publication in 2024.
David continues to work on and publish new prose and verse (depending on the mood of his muse, of course) for publication in 2022.