Poetry from Felino Soriano

 burn this etch of modal memory

interior to what examines a self

of momentary


—of sound thus



triangular scriptures of

                             this          /          there



& with abbreviated timelines

my escape & wholly wrapped

knowledge cannot fulcrum

simultaneous to

a paradigm of parallels



& my legs are no more

more so


than the description

of my name

in the mislabeled






                              exhibitions, —

harp & halo

across          from          where          the          harp

expands its


shape, & like its

elongated purpose


                                 with vibratory hands


charisma         unusual to                 its calm

                                          mist of



Felino A. Soriano is a member of The Southern Collective Experience.  He is the founding editor of the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Of/with; in addition, he is a contributing editor for the online journal, Sugar Mule.   His writing finds foundation in created coöccurrences, predicated on his strong connection to various idioms of jazz music.  His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, and appears in various online and print publications, with recent poetry collections including Mathematics (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014), Espials (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and watching what invents perception (WISH Publications, 2013).  He lives in California with his wife and family and is a director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Links to his published and forthcoming poems, books, interviews, images, etc. can be found at www.felinoasoriano.info.

Poetry by Felino Soriano

Of language this ocular innervation


Separated syllables engaging reflectional differences.

Seesaw of waves exiting tonal creations thus

experimental burgeons.

Ash of

the heard’s appositional frequencies

these diagrams of trust

within adjectives then dying of kaleidoscopic fusillades.

Thrust of the thorax

syncopated exertion finality, genesis.


Palm the trusted warmth

among releasing (mockery) constant leaving

affirmation absence darkness

darkens laughter of prior temporal

rejuvenated elation.


Mood, emotion.

Listening, interpretation.

Uncovering, cultivation.

Radial the cylindrical spiral of dialectic

performing range of rage too of

oscillating gradations


understood affirmations.

Felino A. Soriano is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  Recent poetry collections include Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (Desperanto, 2011), Pathos etched, recalled: (white sky books, 2011), and Divaricated, Spatial Aggregates (limit cycle press, 2011).  He edits and publishes the online journal, Counterexample Poetics.  For information regarding his published works, editorships, and interviews, please visit: www.felinoasoriano.info.

Approbations, poetic sketches by Felino Soriano

Approbations 761
—after Miles Davis’ Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)

Alone she
the want of
her mirror’s stilled ideology.  Mimesis
paralleled her walking fathoms:
of hope
or harm
either recollections
natural fractions of day’s
independent disposition.  Her scent a
dance of secret rhythms, a
cadence of misery
releasing its
topical grip                 combining now’s
relevant backward style of remorseful indications.

Approbations 762
—after John Coltrane Quartet’s The Damned Don’t Cry

Transgressional freedom
willed alone )choice opportune deviant achromatic(
when alone
cultural motives rearrange the steering apprehension.  Altered vocal experimental
hoarding, the body
responds     delighted
fractured though
permanent within neoteric acclimation.

Approbations 763
—after Pharoah Sanders’ You’ve Got To Have Freedom

comprehend anecdotal hatred
pervasive canticles to
unhinge hope among your analytical stares
propelling visual accentuation
toward reality’s soon but
comprehensive detonation.

upon accelerated mayhem
prior unposits
toward elongated
abandoning semblances of a dying brand of orchestrated denial.

Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974) is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein “rose” prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary ReviewPhilosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences.  For information, including his 38 print and electronic collections of poetry, over 2,400 published poems, interviews, and editorships, please visit his website: www.felinoasoriano.info.