5 poems + interview with Latinx poet and Fishbowl Press’ Poetry Editor David Estringel

September 30, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our last “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 David Estringel.

David Estringel is a writer, poet, and author, as well as Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press and The Elixir Magazine, as well as Fiction Editor at Red Fez. His work has been accepted and/or published at Terror House Magazine, 50 Haikus, Setu, The Elixir, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Former People Journal, Cephalopress, Merak Magazine, Printed Words, Digging through the Fat, Haiku Journal, Foxhole Magazine, The Basil O’Flaherty, Three Line Poetry, Agony Opera, Alien Buddha Press, Synchronized Chaos, The @baffled Haiku Daily, The Blue Nib, Fishbowl Press, Horror Sleaze Trash, and more. David first feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press) was published in April 2019.

Take a look at his offerings this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “Smooth Whiskey”, “Blue Room”, “little deaths”, “Sucking the Marrow”, and “Killers”.

Hope you like!


Haiku “Five-Fold Kiss” accepted at Poetry NI today!!!

September 25, 2019 – Haiku “Five-Fold Kiss” was accepted today at Poetry NI for inclusion in their next issue of Panning for Poems, their print-out, fold-up micropoetry microjournal. Thrilled about this piece appearing in Poetry NI, one of my favorite poetry journals!

Two poems reprinted in Nocturne – Poetry of the Night: An Anthology!!!

September 25, 2019 – Happy to announce that two poems, “Nothing Lasts” and “Fireflies”, have been reprinted (and released) in CultureCult Press’ Nocturne – Poetry of the Night: An Anthology (available on Amazon.com). Many thanks to the CultureCult Press and their Editorial Team for the inclusion and the opportunity.

Two poems accepted for inclusion in LATINanthology’s upcoming publication, Land & Territory: An International Anthology!!!

September 20, 2019 – Excited that two of my newer pieces have been accepted for inclusion in LATINanthology’s Land & Territory: An International Anthology (publication scheduled for the end of November 2019). Very privileged to be part of a publication that explores the negotiation of ethnicity and space.

David Estringel long-listed as nominee for the “2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year” competition in ‘Poetry’!!!

September 16, 2019 – Just received an email tonight notifying me that I have been long-listed as a nominee for the 2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year in poetry for “Blue Sky through Bare Branches”, originally published at Foliate Oak Magazine. THE BEST NEWS but, unfortunately, I have to pass on the invitation to read at the Over the Edge Culture Nite open mic on the 20th of this month, since it is in Ireland. Many thanks to Over the Edge co-organizers Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins for the honor and the opportunity!

Untitled haiku featured today at Poetry Pea’s “Haiku Pea” podcast!!!

September 16, 2019 – Thrilled to have another haiku featured today at Poetry Pea’s “Haiku Pea” podcast (“Flowers” theme – Series #2, Episode #18). Many thanks to Patricia for her continued support.

Next month, I will have an untitled haiku (a.k.a. “Deathbed”) featured for their “Spirits” episode, so stay tuned!

Poems “Coffeehouse Romance” and “Storms” reprinted today at Queer As In Fuck You! Magazine!!!

September 16, 2019 – Excited to have two of my favorite poems, “Coffeehouse Romance” and “Storms” (both originally published at Cajun Mutt Press), reprinted today at Queer As In Fuck You! Magazine for their inaugural issue (September 2019). Definitely plan on resubmitting to this awesome new GLBTQ+ literary mag sometime soon.

New poem COMING SOON at The Bitchin’ Kitsch October 1, 2019!!!

September 13, 2019 – NEW poem “Burn” (about growing up–languishing, really–in a small, rural town) was accepted today at The Bitchin’ Kitsch for publication October 1st this year. This one had been knocking around my head for a few months now, so it was SO great to finally get it down on paper. It is always fun to work out old angst, you know. 

A HUGE thanks to Co-creator and Editor Chris Talbot-Heindl for accepting the piece!

New happenings at The Elixir Magazine: 3 haiku and a new gig!!!

September 12, 2019 – Thrilled to have three of my haikus, “Solace #2”, “Contentment”, and “Pyre”, up at The Elixir Magazine in their September issue. Also, I am happy to report that I have accepted the position of Poetry Co-Editor at the magazine and will be assisting Poetry Editor Maryam Quereshi in her tireless efforts to bring Elixir readers some of the most amazing verse out there. This is quite the honor, especially since I will be wrapping up my first year with Elixir in a few months as an Editor (poetry, CNF, and fiction) and Artist-in-Residence. Many thanks to Founder & Editor-in-Chief Esra AlNaggar for the opportunity and all her support!

Great way to meet 2020!!!