Behind the Scenes with David Estringel, author of Digging for Lost Temples

David talks to us about the complexity of embracing one’s heritage as an adult, after a life of youthful denial.

David Estringel is a Xicanx writer/poet with works published in literary publications, such as The Opiate, Azahares, Cephalorpress, Lahar, Poetry Ni, DREICH, Rigorous, Somos en escrito, Hispanecdotes, Ethel, The Milk House, Beir Bua Journal, and The Blue Nib. David received his BA in English at the University of Texas at Brownsvile and his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Currently, he is a graduate student, working on a PhD in English (World Literature), as well as a Graduate Instructor at Texas A&M-Commerce. His first collection of poetry and short fiction Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press) was published in April 2019, followed his second and third poetry collections Blood Honey (Anxiety Press) and Cold Comfort House (Anxiety Press) in 2022. David has written five poetry chapbooks, Punctures (2019), PeripherieS (2020), Eating Pears on the Rooftop (2022), Golden Calves (coming March 2023), and Blue (coming September 2023). His new book of micro poetry little punctures, a collaboration with UK illustrator, Luca Bowles, will be released in 2023. David is also EIC at The Argyle Literary Magazine, as well as at Texas A&M’s literary magazine The Mayo Review (both launches scheduled for early 2023). Connect with David on Twitter @The_Booky_Man and his website

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