the fib review

Where Did it Start?

The Fib Review started as an online journal under the auspices of Muse-Pie Press. R.G. Rader, who founded Muse-Pie Press in 1980, was intrigued by the new and exciting poetic form called the Fibonacci poem after reading about it in an article in the New York Times on April 14, 2006. The article discussed a blog page by Gregory K. Pincus, who popularized the short poetry form and gave it the nickname "Fib."

R.G. Rader created The Fib Review as an online journal shortly thereafter in 2007. Why an online journal? Literary journals have flourished exponentially in the 21st Century with many journals focusing on a particular type of literature or topic. Since the popularity of the Fib began on the internet as a result of a blog page, it seemed appropriate that the internet was the obvious and appropriate place for The Fib Review.

For the past seven issues, The Fib Review has been publishing only Fibonacci poems. In three years since the initiation of The Fib Review, the Fibonacci poetry form has become more widespread, with Fibonacci contests and additional Fibonacci websites appearing each year. The Fib Review is proud to have been part of bringing this short poetry form to light through its publications and chapbook.

Mary-Jane Grandinetti, Editor, The Fib Review

Mary-Jane Grandinetti lives in New Jersey. She works in the computer industry as a computer software consultant. She has had poetry published in various journals including Lunch, Passaic Review, HIGH/COO, Muse-Pie, The Fib Review, Unicorn, an online anthology of Fibonacci poetry, and the 2009 Whittaker Anthology. Muse-Pie Press published her collection of Fibonacci poems, Chocolate Sauce, 2008, which is available for sale on the Muse-Pie Press Publication site.

Grandinetti is a poet who has a special interest in short forms of poetry and their influence on the poetic voice. She runs online workshops on the various forms of short poetry.

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