Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults. He has authored 38 print and electronic collections of poetry, including “In Praise of Absolute Interpretation” (Desperanto, 2010) and “Realities of Bifocal Translations” (Blue & Yellow Dog Press, 2010). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Unlikely 2.0, BlazeVOX, Metazen, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing electronic chapbooks of experimental poetry. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein "rose" prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. His website explains further: www.felinoasoriano.info.
—after Herbie Hancock’s Driftin’
Relocate, then. Then
elements of fulcrum
etching now’s malleable spontaneous alterations, here
evidence of a melody’s dissipating negligence.
—after John Coltrane’s Serenity
abstract blurs of succinct representation
disowning proper definitions
stained glass semblances
glossy against renewed
—after McCoy Tyner’s Impressions
renege clearness distorted consent