New poetry chapbook, Eating Pears on the Rooftop, available for presale at Finishing Line Press!!!

March 29, 2022 – Happy to announce that my newest poetry chapbook, Eating Pears on the Rooftop, is available now for presale at Finishing Line Press. A collection of older and newer pieces, Eating Pears on the Rooftop offers up my favorites and my best, written between 2018 and 2019, including “Blue Sky through Bare Branches,” “Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again,” “Smooth Whiskey,” “Coffeehouse Romance,” “little deaths,” “Digging for Lost Temples,” and “Burn.”


Poem “Coffeehouse Romance” accepted for reprint at Coffee People Zine!!!

October 18, 2021 – Excited to announce that one of my earlier poems “Coffeehouse Romance” (originally published at Cajun Mutt Press) has just come out of retirement and will be reprinted at Coffee People Zine. Publication date TBD. Happy to see it out and about, again 

The B’K 2019 Chapbook Competition Winner” – P e r i p h e r i e S” by David Estringel!!!

March 29, 2020 – 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:

  1. “Burn”
  2. “Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)”
  3. “Digging for Lost Temples”
  4. “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor”
  5. “little deaths”
  6. “Smooth Whiskey”
  7. “Coffeehouse Romance”

“P e r i p h e r i e S” will be for sale in B’K’s online store soon!

Poems “Coffeehouse Romance” appearing at Horror Sleaze Trash!!!

November 17, 2019 – Poem “Coffeehouse Romance” (originally published at Cajun Mutt Press) has been reprinted at Horror Sleaze Trash. Many thanks to Arthur Graham for publishing this piece, along with quite a few others. Loving this lit mag!!!

Poem “Coffeehouse Romance” scheduled to appear at CultureCult Magazine (Issue #14) October/November 2019!!!

October 17, 2019 – Poem “Coffeehouse Romance” (originally published at Cajun Mutt Press) accepted for reprint at CultureCult Magazine for October/November 2019 publication. A BIG ‘thank you’ to Editor Jay Chakravart for the acceptance.

Chapbook “punctures” (Part III) published yesterday at Really Serious Literature on Instagram!!!

October 12, 2019 – Chapbook “punctures” published at Really Serious Literature on Instagram for the next 30 days! Totally excited to have my first chapbook published in such a unique manner and platform. Part III released yesterday, featuring “Coffeehouse Romance”. So glad to be a part of the @rlysrslit Disappearing Chapbook Series before it comes to its official close. Thanks, C.C. Hannett!

Poem “Coffeehouse Romance” in the current issue of The Elixir Magazine!!!

October 10, 2019 – Poem “Coffeehouse Romance” reprinted today at The Elixir Magazine in Issue #10. This newer piece was originally published at Cajun Mutt Press and was recently anthologized in TL;DR Press’ Shades of Pride GLBTQAI2+ anthology! It is also one of the poems featured in my first collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press, April 2019)

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.

Two poems accepted for reprint at Queer As In Fuck You! Zine!!!

August 16, 2019 –  Two poems “Storms” and “Coffeehouse Romance” accepted for reprints at Queer As In Fuck You! Zine for publication September 2019. Many thanks to Oliver Kamber, Editor-in-Chief for the inclusion. I couldn’t have picked a better name for a literary magazine myself!

Queer as in Fuck You! is a digitally and physically produced zine featuring multiple creators per volume, centering on all things feminist, queer, punk, social justice, activist, and sex-positive. It was created and is edited by Oliver Kamber, a 20-year-old, queer nonbinary person from Louisville, Kentucky.

“Coffeehouse Romance” NOW appearing in TL;DR Press’ LGBTQIA-themed anthology, Shades of Pride!!!

June 3, 2019 – TL;DR Press presents Shades of Pride, an anthology of stories celebrating LGBTQAI2+ voices. All proceeds go to True Colors United, a charity dedicated to fighting homelessness in the LGBTQAI2+ youth community.

I am ecstatic, honored, and OUT & PROUD to be part of such an awesome collaborative project! Thrilled to that “Coffeehouse Romance” has found a permanent home in print! 

Looking forward to doing a live reading of “Coffeehouse Romance” at the Shades of Pride Open Mic Launch Party on June 9, 2019, on Discord (event details forthcoming).