About The Fib

The Fib is a 6 line, 20 syllable poem based on the classical Fibonacci sequence. A little bit like a Haiku, it has a strict formal structure, but the restriction here is that the number of syllables on any given line must follow the classical sequence: starting with ‘0’ and ‘1’, the next number is made by adding the two previous ones together, i.e.

1
1
2
3
5
8

Make sense maths fans? Good. Check out some Fibs we’ve commissioned by the likes of Simon Barraclough and Tim Wells at our Fibbers Gallery and then enter your fib on the page here.

As long as they follow the rules of the fib structure above, Fibs can be on any topic, and you can enter as many times as you like.

Here are a couple of examples:

as
I
was born
Chernobyl
blew a stiff wind of
ill into my pale rocking cot
Edward Larrikin

On
The
top deck,
ask yourself:
is it the bus that
shudders, or Liverpool itself?

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