Poem “Frozen Charlotte” accepted for publication at Cajun Mutt Press!!!

August 31, 2021 – Very excited to have one of my new poems, “Frozen Charlotte”, accepted at Cajun Mutt Press. It has been over a year since I have had anything published at my ol’ stomping ground. Feels good to be back. Check out “Frozen Charlotte” on October 29, 2021. Went a bit dark on this one, but I quite like it. Many thanks to J.D.C.IV for the acceptance. 

Poem “Sepscendence” accepted for publication at Alebrijes Review!!!

August 24, 2021 – Great news today! One of my brand new poems, “Sepscendence”, was accepted for publication at Alebrijes Review in their inaugural issue. The theme for the first issue is “Fever Dream”. Sepscendence is a play on the words sepsis and transcendence, highlighting some very interesting moments during a past hospitalization for pneumonia and sepsis, where I hallucinated the majority of the time I was admitted. Pretty sure I saw God…or something God-adjacent. Many thanks to EIC Ren Koppel Torres for the acceptance and honor.

Just a bit about Alebrijes Review

Alebrijes Review is a new literary magazine that aims to celebrate Latinx poetry, short fiction, visual art, and music. Alebrijes Review was named after Pedro Linares’ cartonería creations because our magazine is a home for the whimsical, the colorful, and the monstrous; because we love work that represents the complexity of our many cultures and experiences. Many people mistakenly believe that the Latino identity is a monolith, but we know better: we stand together because we are stronger as a whole, and we are united by a drive to create beauty in this world.  

Poem “Midnight Specials” accepted for publication at Sledgehammer Lit!!!

August 20, 2021 – Happy to announce that one of my new prose poetry pieces, “Midnight Specials” has been accepted at Sledgehammer Lit for publication on October 25, 2021. Many thanks to J. Archer for the acceptance.  Visit their Twitter @sledgehammerlit!

Poem “Nothing Lasts” reprinted in Dreich’s themed chapbook, Noises from the Isle!!!

August 7, 2021 – An oldie (but a goodie), “Nothing Lasts” (originally published at Terror House Magazine), has been reprinted in Dreich’s themed chapbook, Noises from the Isle. Many thanks to Jack Caradoc for the acceptance. This chap and others are available for sale NOW!

“little punctures” by David Estringel and Luca Bowles to be released at @RLYSRSLIT in 2024!!!

August 5, 2021 – Awesome news today. My second book–an illustrated collection of micropoems–which is a multimodal, creative collaboration with UK illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles (a.k.a. Mambo), will be published at @RLYSRSLIT sometime in 2024. So glad to have found a home for this project. Many thanks to Barracuda Guarisco for the acceptance.

2021 Mid-Year Review & Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Kick-Off!!!

August 4, 2021 – Hello All! A big thanks to all of you folks who follow my WordPress blog, Twitter, and/or Facebook page (Indelible Fingerprints)! In case you haven’t been to my website (davidaestringel.com), I do have a ‘Gallery‘ page where I–on occasion–post Vlog posts. I recently updated that page and included vlog posts that offer a mid-year review for 2021 and also some details on my recent participation in Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project. Hope you can pop by and take a look.

Kicking off Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project for August 2021!!!

August 3, 2021 –

On August 1, 2021, Tupelo Press kicked-off their 30/30 Project for August 2021, where 11 poets, including myself, will be challenged to write one poem a day for 30 days in an effort to not only hone our crafts but also raise money for this amazing indie press. The idea is to get “the bones down” with our daily submissions with the knowledge that said pieces will be “works in progress” and likely in need of further revision. In a way, the project offers readers the opportunity to view the writers’ processes in ‘real time’ and follow pieces from their inception to their ultimate completion and publication.

This is a new experience for me–releasing my little darlings for public posting before they are truly ready to fly the proverbial coop. Nonetheless, the point of this is to start writing and challenge my brain to think creatively, again, and find art in the world around me. Having said that, I have already submitted two pieces, “Meadowlark” (posted 8/2/21) and “Pomegranates” (posted 8/3/21) to get things rolling. I have never been one to incorporate a lot of nature into my work, but that seems to be changing a bit as of late. Who knew? I also am feeling drawn back, again, to my love of the Classics (which is evident in the pieces). 

If you would like to not only provide encouragement to me during this challenge but also support Tupelo Press, please visit my donation page (https://tupelopress.networkforgood.com/projects/133342-david-estringel-s-fundraiser) and pledge $1, $3, or $5 per poem. Tupelo Press and I truly appreciate the support.