The Fib Review issue # 12 is now out, with an incredible array of poets in this volume – harking from Asia, New Zealand, Canada, Gambia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the US. I am lucky enough to be among these poets and to have a Fibonacci poem, ‘The courtship of the Adelie penguins’, in this issue. It is just a drop, so to speak, but I would be very humbled if you all had a little read.
Fibonacci poems are quite a delight to construct, so well worth playing around with or using for a writing exercise for teachers. It is based around the mathematical Fibonacci number sequence, where every line is the sum of those preceding it. So, in sum (!), the sequence runs 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and onwards. Although many Fib poets play around with this sequence and stick more or less loosely to this pattern. As a consequence of this developmental, accumulative form, it generates visually fascinating forms.
Do head over to The Fib Review and have a read of some fib poems this morning – it was such a delight to have the issue up and posted when I returned from Paris this morning. Some poetry reading of this issue and my fellow Tuesday Poets’ poems was just what was called for after a dawn train journey.