October 23, 2021 – “Cough Syrup” by David Estringel @ Fugitives & Futurists
October 22, 2021 – It’s after 3 AM and I was awoken by an Instagram alert from Fugitives & Futurists that my poems “Blood Honey”, “Cough Syrup”, “3 AM”, and “Dopamine” were just published online. Loving how they presented the material. So glad to finally see these bad boys out and about and beyond thankful for F&F for seeing what I see in them. Love it when that happens!
September 26, 2021 – Woke up to amazing news this morning! Beir Bua Journal accepted three new poems, “Boy with a Box Full of Wasps”, “Son Rise”, and “Raspberry Bushes”. Was happy to hear the news as I had just submitted last night (I love expedited submissions). Decided to keep some of the ‘edge’ from “Cough Syrup”, “Blood Honey”, “3 AM”, and “Dopamine” (soon to be published at Fugitives and Futurists) going a bit longer with “Boy…” and “Son…”. “Raspberry Bushes” is one of many bucolic-themed pieces that explores the ‘black and white’ of life but with lascivious undertones (I am quite fond of all these, actually). Publication scheduled for December 10, 2021. A huge THANK YOU to Publishing Editor Michelle Maloney King for the very quick acceptance!
September 14, 2021 – Truly honored to have four of my new poems, “Blood Honey”, “Cough Syrup”, “3 AM”, and “Dopamine”, accepted for publication at Fugitives & Futurists. They don’t normally publish poetry, but this series that I submitted apparently made an impact. Founder & Contributing Editor Daniel Harlow commented on the series’ “realness and beauty,” further describing it as “…delicate, sweet, thorned to the touch.”
The poems will be scheduled to appear sometime mid/late October. They are sensual, dark, raw pieces that a handful of pubs have opted not to take. Glad F&F saw the vision behind them. Totally humbled by the nod. Many thanks to Daniel Harlow at F&F for accepting what are some of my favorite pieces…ever.