11/26/21 – Great news today! I have been nominated for “Author of the Month” at Spillwords.com for my poem “Pomegranates.” Voting is open from today (11/26/21) thru 11/29/21. Cast your vote at https://spillwords.com/vote/ for your favorite piece today. As always, deeply thankful for the support.
November 1, 2021 – Received word today from Spillwords that poem “Pomegranates” (originally published at Lothlorien Poetry Journal) will be reprinted on November 6, 2021. Very excited to have my work appear again at this amazing lit mag. Many thanks to the editorial team for the acceptance!
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.
September 22, 2021 – Happy to announce that Pyre Publishing accepted my poem, “Pomegranates”, for reprint in Pyre’s Phantasm Fundraising Zine. Loving that this is the poem’s 2nd acceptance for reprint since it was published earlier this month at Lothlorien Poetry Journal. A BIG thanks to Owner/Editor A. Lynn Blumer for the acceptance.
September 13, 2021 – Very happy to announce that one of my favorite new poems, “Pomegranates”, will be featured at Poetishes (publication date TBD). This piece was originally published at Lothlorien Poetry Journal this month and it’s one of the first ones to be written as part of Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project this past August 2021. There are about 7 or 8 poems in the collection that have a bucolic-themed vibe. This includes “Raspberry Bushes”, which similarly has sensual (if not lustful) undertones. Definitely a piece I would like to see make its rounds for a long time to come. Update coming out as soon as a reprint date is locked down.
August 3, 2021 –
On August 1, 2021, Tupelo Press kicked-off their 30/30 Project for August 2021, where 11 poets, including myself, will be challenged to write one poem a day for 30 days in an effort to not only hone our crafts but also raise money for this amazing indie press. The idea is to get “the bones down” with our daily submissions with the knowledge that said pieces will be “works in progress” and likely in need of further revision. In a way, the project offers readers the opportunity to view the writers’ processes in ‘real time’ and follow pieces from their inception to their ultimate completion and publication.
This is a new experience for me–releasing my little darlings for public posting before they are truly ready to fly the proverbial coop. Nonetheless, the point of this is to start writing and challenge my brain to think creatively, again, and find art in the world around me. Having said that, I have already submitted two pieces, “Meadowlark” (posted 8/2/21) and “Pomegranates” (posted 8/3/21) to get things rolling. I have never been one to incorporate a lot of nature into my work, but that seems to be changing a bit as of late. Who knew? I also am feeling drawn back, again, to my love of the Classics (which is evident in the pieces).
If you would like to not only provide encouragement to me during this challenge but also support Tupelo Press, please visit my donation page (https://tupelopress.networkforgood.com/projects/133342-david-estringel-s-fundraiser) and pledge $1, $3, or $5 per poem. Tupelo Press and I truly appreciate the support.