February 7, 2022 – Poems “And the Beat Goes On,” “Smooth Whiskey,” and “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor” recently reprinted in the Rabble Review (Issue #2). So glad to see these older pieces making the rounds in this immensely cool pub.
January 15, 2022 – Great news this evening! Three of my older poems, “And the Beat Goes On,” “Smooth Whiskey,” and “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked Up Sense of Humor” were accepted for publication in Rabble Review’s upcoming Issue #2. Always nice to see these older pieces from my first poetry collection Indelible Fingerprints make the rounds in the here and now.
May 17, 2020 – “P e r i p h e r i e S” the winner of the 2019 B’K Chapbook Contest by David Estringel is available for purchase at The Bitchin’ Kitsch.
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:
- “Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)”
- “Digging for Lost Temples”
- “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor”
- “little deaths”
- “Smooth Whiskey”
- “Coffeehouse Romance”
“P e r i p h e r i e S” will be for sale in B’K’s online store soon!
October 29, 2019 – Poem “And the Beat Goes On”, “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor”, and “Nothing Lasts” reprinted today at Ponder Savant as part of their “Existential Ponder” poetry series. Glad to have a second “go round” at PS!
October 5, 2019 – Three poems (“And the Beat Goes On”, “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor”, and “Nothing Lasts”) accepted for reprint at Ponder Savant for their “Existential Ponders” series. Publication date TBD. Many thanks to Mia Savant for the acceptance and my second go-round at Ponder Savant (The Art of Depression mini-series, July 25, 2019).
August 14, 2019 – Two poems (“little deaths” and “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor” plus, maybe, a third) have recently been accepted for reprint at Alien Buddha Zine for December 2019 publication in Issue #13. Very happy that these newest pieces are starting to make the rounds. Muchos gracias to Red Focks at Alien Buddha Press for the acceptances, as well as his ongoing support, and to Cajun Mutt Press and Headline Poetry, respectively, for originally publishing these pieces.
August 8, 2019 – Poem “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor”, was published today (earlier than expected) at Headline Poetry! Honored to be in the publication’s “Featured Poet” spot, which the editorial staff says rarely happens. Totally honored! Many thanks to Hokis for all the supportive feedback and acceptance of the work:
“I cannot read your poem too often. It hits all the right cells in my body. Thank you for being who you are.” — Hokis
August 4, 2019 – Poem “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor” (a self-reflection of the absurdity of society’s acceptance of gay men), was accepted today for publication at Headline Poetry (a division of Line Rider Press). The piece will make a rare appearance as a “Featured Poem” in its 8/11/19 edition. Many thanks to Headline Poetry and Senior Editor Hokis for the privilege and the heart-felt acceptance of this rather personal work.