David Estringel is a reader/writer/poet/bibliophile and Writing Studies teaching assistant at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, located in Brownsville, Texas (USA). He received his BA in English in 1992 from the University of Texas at Brownsville and will received his MAIS in English (concentration in Literature & Cultural Studies) Spring 2019. He will also begin his MFA in Creative Writing Spring 2019. Future plans include writing and publishing more his poetry and short-stories, teaching college composition and literature, reading all the books in his library (1310 and counting).
David is a 2019 Best of the Net nominee, whose work has been accepted and/or published by Specter Magazine, Foliate Oak Magazine, Terror House Magazine, Expat Press, 50 Haikus, littledeathlit, Down in the Dirt, Route 7 Review, Setu Bilingual Journal, Paper Trains Journal, The Elixir Magazine, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Briars Lit, Open Arts Forum, Cajun Mutt Press, Former People Journal, The Ugly Writers, Writ in Dust, Cephalopress, Twist in Time, Merak Magazine, Salt Water Soul, Cherry House Press, Subterranean Blue Poetry, Printed Words, Sunflower Sutras, Tulip Tree Publishing, Salt, PPP Ezine, Digging through the Fat, Haiku Journal, Foxhole Magazine, The Basil O’Flaherty, Three Line Poetry, Agony Opera, The Siren’s Call Ezine, Alien Buddha Press, Synchronized Chaos, Pantheon of Poesy, The @baffled Haiku Daily, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, The Blue Nib, Fishbowl Press, Horror Sleaze Trash, Rigorous, Poetizer, Corvus Review, Spillwords Press, Proletaria Journal, Cherry Magazine, Bleached Butterfly Magazine, Poetry Pea (Haiku Pea), Sub Rosa Zine, TL;DR Press, Spit Poet Zine, Arthut, ICOE Press, Logos, Ponder Savant, Outcast Magazine, Z Publishing, Impspired Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Headline Poetry, Forever Endeavour, Channillo, and The Good Men Project.
He is currently Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press and manages its poetry blog Fishbowl Press Poetry. He is also a Contributing Editor (fiction) at Red Fez, an editor/writer at The Elixir Magazine, and fiction reader at riverSedge. Currently, David is an “Artist in Residence” at The Elixir Magazine and Cajun Mutt Press and is a former columnist at Channillo and columnist/Lead Editor at The Good Men Project. He can be found on Twitter (@The_Booky_Man), his website david a. estringel, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidAestringel/.
Interviews at South Florida Poetry Journal (USA), poetry mini interviews (Canada), authors interviews (UK), “Featured Poet of the Week” -Fishbowl Press (Germany), The Human Condition – RGV Titan Radio (USA), and The #TPQ5 – The Poetry Question (USA).
David’s work has also been accepted for publication in eight anthologies: Dreamscapes (Cherry House Press), Briar’s Lit Vol. II (Briars Lit), Alien Buddha’s House of Horrors (Alien Buddha Press), Psalms of the Alien Buddha (Alien Buddha Press), DADDY: A Cultural Anthology (Grey Border Books), Shades of Pride (TL;DR Press); One Last Poem Anthology (ICOE Press), and 2019 Texas’ Emerging Poets (Z Publishing).
David is currently working on his first chapbooks of poetry Blue, Civil Wars, and life in/verse. His first collection of poetry and prose, Indelible Fingerprints, was published in April 2019 by Alien Buddha Press.
David is diving “head first” into short-story writing that will mostly encompass oeuvres of dirty realism and the surreal.