david a. estringel

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BIO

Indelible Fingerprints

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:

"Burn"

"Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)"

"Digging for Lost Temples"

"Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor"

"little deaths"

"Smooth Whiskey"

"Coffeehouse Romance"

"P e r i p h e r i e S" is for sale in B'K's online store!

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Blood Honey

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.



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little punctures

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.


COMING SOON!!!! PUBLCATION DATE IS DECEMBER 2022 FROM @RLYSRSLT. 

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Latest News

9/9/22 - Poem "The Moon Don't Care" accepted for publication at The Milk House.


8/30/22 - Poem "When They Ring the Golden Bells" was accepted at Button Eye Review.


8/13/22 - "Synkroniciti August Soiree" reading.


7/3/22 - "Poets in Pajamas #139: David Estringel" Facebook Live reading.


7/3/22 - Poems "Days of Red and Gold," "the things that linger," and "Cruel Summer" published at A Thin Slice of Anxiety.


4/15/22 - Poems "Santero" and "Palo Santo" published at Azahares Bilingual Literary Magazine.


3/1/2022 - Poems "The Healing Clock" and "The Yawning Grave" appear at Synkroniciti Maganine's "Ritual" issue.


2/7/2022 - Synkroniciti Soiree on 6/25/22 featuring poetry readings by David Estringel and others.


2/4/2022 - Poems "And the Beat Goes On," "Smooth Whiskey," and "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor" reprinted in the Rabble Review (Issue #2).


2/4/2022 - Poem "Discoloration" published today at Cajun Mutt Press. 


2/2/2022 - Poems "The Yawning Grave" and "The Healing Clock" accepted for reprint in Synkroniciti Magazine's March 1st issue.


1/27/2022 - Poem "Palo Santo" accepted at Sudo Journal for their fourth volume "Touch Wood," published early 2022.


1/25/2022 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" appears today at Spillwords.com.


1/22/2022 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" appears on 1/25/22 at 2:30PM CST at Spillwords.com.


1/20/2022 - Poem "Cough Syrup" appears at Horror Sleaze Trash today.


1/15/2022 - David Estringel's third book of poetry Cold Comfort House accepted for publication at Anxiety Press.


1/15/2022 - Poems "And the Beat Goes On," "Smooth Whiskey," and "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor!" accepted for reprint at Rabble Review for their upcoming issues #2.


1/14/2022 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" accepted for reprint at Spillwords.com.


1/12/2022 - Poem "Meadowlark" appears today in Sisyphus


1/8/2022 - Poem "Red Berries" scheduled to appear in Dumpster Fire Press' Bedroom Anatomy Lessons anthology. 


1/7/2022 - David Estringel's 2nd book of poetry Blood Honey published today by Anxiety Press. Available on Amazon.comnow!


1/5/2022 - Poem "Red Berries" accepted for reprint in Lemon Peel Press' second themed issue Euphoria.


1/4/2022 - Poems "Cruel Summer," "Days of Red and Gold," and "the things that linger" appear today at A Thin Slice of Anxiety.


1/3/2021 - Short story "When Blood Wants Blood" reprinted in Latine Lit (Winter 2022 issue) today.


1/3/2022 - David Estringel's second book of poetry Blood Honey scheduled for release 1/7/2021 at Anxiety Press.

Other Gigs

"Words from the Fringe: The Big, Bad World of Outsider Lit" (serialized column" at Channillo

Accomplishments

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 second 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.


"Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the London Movie Awards.


"Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the Hollywood on the Tiber Film 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.

Current Projects

  • Poetry chapbook, "Eating Pears on the Rooftop" scheduled for publication July 2022.

  • Poetry book #2, Blood Honey, released January 2022 by Anxiety Press.

  • Poetry Book #3, Cold Comfort House, scheduled for publication in 2022 at Anxiety Press.


David continues to work on and publish new prose and verse (depending on the mood of his muse, of course) for publication in 2022.


David continues to work towards creating The Argyle, a literary magazine that will feature poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews for folks who LOVE good writing. Coming Spring 2022!

Most Recent Acceptances / Publications

Horror Sleaze Trash - "Sepscendence" (poem, November 2021)


Horror Sleaze Trash - "Street Flowers" (poem, November 2021)


Poets in Pajamas (Sundress Publications) - "Boy with  Box Full of Wasps," "Dandelion Wine," and "Frozen Charlotte" (poems [public reading], July 2022


Roi Faineant Press - "Sister" and "The Healing Clock" (poems, November 2021)


Cephalopress - "Neon Gods" (poem, November 2021)


Terror House Magazine - "Bermuda Highway," "Haiku: 17 Drops on the Tongue," and "Like Heroin" (poems, November 2021)


Cajun Mutt Press - "Discoloration" (poem, February 2022)


Dumpster Fire Press - "Red Berries," "Medicine," "Tabula Rasa," and "Golden Calves" (poems, November 2021)


Spillwords - "Pomegranates" (poem, November 2021, reprint)


Hallowzine #2 - "Seven Horror Haikus" and "When Blood Wants Blood" (poems and short story, respectively, October 2021)


Azahares Bilingual Literary Magazine- "Palo Santo" and "Santero" (poems, April 2022)


Horror Sleaze Trash - "Blue Light" (poem, October 2021)


LatineLit - "When Blood Wants Blood" (short story, January 2022)


Hispanecdotes - "Boveda" (poem, October 2021)


Red Fez - "Santero" (poem, October 2021)


Impspired Magazine - "Dandelion Wine," "Sepscendence," and "Fireflies" (poems, December 2021 [online] & January 2022 [print anthology])


Beir Bua Journal - "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps", "Son Rise", and "Raspberry Bushes" (poems, December 2021)


Somos en escrito - "The Alchemy of Fingertips" (poem, September 2021)


Beyond the Veil Press - "The Yawning Grave" (poem, November 2021)


Fugitives & Futurists - "Cough Syrup", "Blood Honey", "3 AM", and "Dopamine" (poems, October 2021)


The Milk House - "Dandelion Wine" and "Life From a Garden Fence" (poems, October 2021)


The Stratford Quarterly - "Writer's Block" & "Mother's Milk" (poems, October 2021)


Lothlorien Poetry Journal - "Mother's Milk," "False Knight on the Road," "Fireflies,", "Pomegranates," and "Sunflowers" (poems, September 2021)


Terror House Magazine - "Blue Light", "Street Flowers", and "Evening Machines" (poems, September 2021)


Cajun Mutt Press - "Frozen Charlotte" (poem, October 2021


Alebrijes Review - "Sepscendence" (poem, September 2021)


Sledgehammer Lit - "Midnight Specials" (poem, October 2021)


Dreich - "Nothing Lasts" (poem, reprint, August 2021)


@RLYSRSLIT - little punctures (book, scheduled release in 2024)


The Opiate - "Burn" (poem, reprint, July 2021)


The Opiate - "Old Filament, Broken Bulb" (poem, reprint, June 2021)


Impspired Magazine (anthology Vol. #5) - "little deaths" and "Duende" (poems, reprints, May 2021)


Azahares - "Digging for Lost Temples", "Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!!!)", and "Burn" (poems, reprints, May 2021)


Resurrection Magazine - "Eating Pears on the Rooftop" (poem, reprint, March 2021).


Finishing Line Press - Eating Pears on the Rooftop (chapbook manuscript, publication date TBD)


Fat Cat Magazine - "little deaths" (poem, reprint, March 2021)


Horror Sleaze Trash (Winter 2021 Issue) - "And the Beat Goes On" (poem, reprint, January 2021)


Wicked Gay Ways - "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" (poem, reprint, January 2021)


Harpy Hybrid Review - "Digging for Lost Temples" (poem, reprint, January 2021)


North Meridian Review - "Digging for Lost Temples" (poem, reprint, January 2021).