“If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no indifferent place.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke
The above quote, written by Rainer Maria Rilke, during construction of Letters to a Young Poet, is the realized manifestation of my subconscious attachment to poetic aesthesia, which by specialized criterion, serves as an acclaimed option of individualized aspiration. The importance of etching this marque of thinking into my dispositional acclimation of poetic production, proclaims immanent responsibility through philosophical-investigation’s involving methodology for creating a poem.
Born in California, in 1974, I've maintained an existence in a small, but content city. The poems you read, perusing this website represent transformed style, capacity, and atmospheric, delineated/open landscaped organization within my mind.
The study of philosophy, particularly metaphysic’s causational fulfillment of ascertaining environment through composed aggregated and hidden corpuscles, has provided me with these neoteric versions of adjured alterations. I have been writing poetry since January, 2000. My first poem accepted for publication was in 2001, and I subsequently did not submit others until 2004, receiving, after 13 submissions, one acceptance. Reevaluation of why I was writing then occurred. In 2006, I began submitting poems again, just prior to the burgeoning study of philosophy. I conceive philosophy’s vastly splayed and adapting history—its studious language and ability to alter perceptions’ various cultivations, as having ability to enhance the mind’s ability to formulate proclivity to critically analyze various forms of one’s copious culture and environment.
Jazz (its respective forms of avant-garde, classic, bebop, post-bop, free, experimental, et Alii), in addition to philosophical vantages, accompanies me through each particular delving into writing of a poem. Therefore, the visceral but somatic apposition of philosophy and jazz has influenced a sacred practice of writing that creates an abstract comprehension of environmental happenstance.
Currently, I am honored to direct supported living and independent living programs that provide supports to adults with developmental disabilities.
I am the founding editor and publisher of Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, Of/with: journal of immanent renditions, and from 2009 to 2013 ran Differentia Press, an electronic-book press dedicated to publishing experimental poetry. I am also a contributing editor at Sugar Mule and X-peri.
Over 5,000 of my poems have been accepted for publication in over 580 online and print journals since 2006, including experiential-experimental-literature, BlazeVOX, 3:AM, Humanimalz Literary Journal, indefinite space, Full of Crow, Otoliths, Clockwise Cat, Unlikely 2.0, and others. Also, I have 72 print and electronic collections of poetry accepted for publication since 2008, including Between these Rhythms: Bone & Ash (Fowlpox Press, 2016), sparse anatomies of single antecedents (gradient books, 2015), Forms, migrating (Fowlpox Press, 2015), Of isolated limning (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Mathematics (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014), Espials (Fowlpox Press, 2014) Pathos|particular invocation (Fowlpox Press, 2013) and Hinge Trio (La Alameda Press, 2012).
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Felino A. Soriano