Each issue of The Fib Review is more exciting than the last and provides new challenges. In previous issues we've identified which poems are "word count" as opposed to "syllable count." But when one of our poets questioned the subtitle on her word count poem, I decided to reconsider our practice. Since there are no "rules" for the Fibonacci form, each time we publish different styles of poems written in the Fibonacci number sequence, we break any precedents of the "traditional" Fib. We don't need to identify that the poem is a Fib; we need only let our readers enjoy the poems as they appear.
This issue has more poetry and poets than any previous issue, including sixteen poets new to the journal. In my correspondence with one such poet, Armando H. Corbelle, he explained why he liked the Fibonacci form in such a way that I asked if I could quote him.
"I like the fibonacci form because it is based on a mathematical sequence that helps keep the poetic content succinct. The form itself is evidence that we are both left -and right-brained. Some may be more comfortable with their logical side but the point of life is not to feel too cozy even in our strengths but to challenge ourselves to develop new ones that we never suspected having." Armando H. Corbelle
I could not have expressed that better. I hope you enjoy Issue #12 of The Fib Review as much as I have enjoyed working with the talented poets who make it happen. A special thanks to webmaster, Lonnard Dean Watkins, who makes it all look so easy.
Be sure to visit the Fib Review's Writer's Archive which links the close to 100 previously published poets to the archived issues in which they were published.
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