February 7, 2022 – Synkroniciti Soiree (hosted courtesy of Synkroniciti Magazine) is a free, online reading series run through Zoom that connects readers and writers across the world. Readings take place monthly. Readings start at 6 PM CST.
David Estringel will read for up to 20 minutes (maybe more). Featured poems include “Fireflies,” “Dandelion Wine,” “The Yawning Grave,” and “The Healing Clock.”
December 1, 2021 – Rounding out 2021 with some reprints at one of my favorite lit mags. Poems “Fireflies,” “Sepscendence,” and “Dandelion Wine” appear today in Impspired Magazine’s Issue #14. Huge thanks to Steve Cawte for the inclusion!
November 22, 2021 – Quite excited to announce that I have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry by Synkronicity Magazine for poem “Fireflies.” This is quite an honor, especially since not only did “Fireflies” win Synkroniciti Magazine’s ‘Transcendence” Poetry Contest this past October, but this will be my first Pushcart nomination ever. It’s a gooooood day.
October 23, 2021 – Poems “Mother’s Milk” and “Pomegranates” will appear in Synkroniciti Magazine’s 10th issue on November 30, 2021, along with poem “Fireflies”, which will be featured as the magazine’s winner of their ‘Transcend’ Poetry Contest. Many thanks to Editor Katherine McDaniel for the great honor and for a third go-round with the publication.
October 23, 2021 – Poem “Fireflies” will be featured at Synkroniciti Magazine on November 30, 2021 (in issue #10) as the winner of their ‘Transcend’ Poetry Contest.
Synkroniciti Magazine says, “Synkroniciti is honored to select Texan poet David Estringel’s “Fireflies” as the winner of our “Transcend” poetry contest. Lush and vulnerable, “Fireflies” invites us to gaze in wonder at the joy of childhood–that brief time when we are carefree and unaware of sorrow. Hope, memory, and regret weave themselves together in a bittersweet tribute to playfulness. David’s poetry is full of sensual music that celebrates the simple miracles of being alive, all the while acknowledging the agony of their inevitable passing.”
*Featured image by the winner of Synkroniciti’s ‘Transcend” cover art contest Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, who is an indigenous visual artist, writer and photographer residing in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada. Click here for additional information about this amazing artist and visit Karen’s website www.kcbgphoto.com for more.
September 29, 2021 – So happy that Impspired Magazine accepted poems “Dandelion Wine” and “Fireflies” (both originally published at Lothlorien Poetry Journal) and “Sepscendence” (originally published at Alebrijes Review) for reprint, online, on December 1, 2021. They will also appear in the magazine anthology’s 7th edition (print) in January 2022. As usual, many thanks to Editor Steve Cawte for the acceptance and continued support.
September 3, 2021 – Five new poems “Mother’s Milk,” “False Knight on the Road,” “Fireflies,” “Pomegranates,” and “Sunflowers” were published today at Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Very thankful to Editor Strider Marcus Jones for the multiple acceptances. Click here to view at LPJ!
September 25, 2019 – Happy to announce that two poems, “Nothing Lasts” and “Fireflies”, have been reprinted (and released) in CultureCult Press’ Nocturne – Poetry of the Night: An Anthology (available on Amazon.com). Many thanks to the CultureCult Press and their Editorial Team for the inclusion and the opportunity.
September 4, 2019 – Thrilled to make my tenth anthology appearance and have two poems reprinted in CultureCult Magazine’s poetry anthology, Nocturne. Publication date TBD. Many thanks to Jay Chakravarti, Nocturne anthology editor, and the original publishers of the pieces Terror House Magazine (“Nothing Lasts”) and Expat Press (“Fireflies”).
May 5, 2019 – The Elixir Magazine, one of my absolutely FAVORITE literary mags (and not just because I am an editor/writer there), reprinted six of my previously published haiku (from Indelible Fingerprints [Alien Buddha Press]) in their May 2019 issue:
“Angels in the Morning” (originally published at Expat Press)
“As I Wake” (originally published at Expat Press)
“Gossip” (originally published at Terror House Magazine)
“Epiphanies” (originally published at The Ugly Writers)
“Fireflies” (originally published at Expat Press)
“Gin & Tonic” (originally published at Expat Press)
These ten “little darlings” will appear some time today. This feels especially good since I am currently working on content for my second book, which will be a collection of haiku poetry. I am all about haiku right now. The May issue is an especially special one as it is focused ENTIRELY on literature. Looking forward to get back to editing for the June issue. So glad Elixir has continued to support my work and to continually be an “Artist in Residence”.