Telling ‘Fibs’ for this week’s challenge
Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 21 October 2017!
This week I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Fib! No, not a lie…a Fibonacci poem, affectionately known as a ‘Fib’. Your challenge, is to write a Fibonacci poem about an animal.
“Poetry for math geeks? With fibs, the literary and mathematical meet.”
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is an Fibonacci poem?
Luckily, Deborah Haar Clark at the Poetry Foundation has an explanation…
Gregory K. Pincus wasn’t expecting to start a movement when he posted a Fib to his blog. The Los Angeles writer, volunteer librarian, and dad was simply commemorating the opening of National Poetry Month by sharing the six-line, 20-syllable poem.
“I put it on the Web as a writing exercise,” says Pincus, who dubbed the poems ‘Fibs’ for their basis in the Fibonacci sequence. The number of syllables in each…
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