Fibonacci Sequence

group poetry exhibition

In 1202, Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci, discovered a sequence of numbers called the Fibonacci Sequence. The Fibonacci number is achieved by adding the two previous numbers like this: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 and so on.  Poetry based on the Fibonacci Sequence uses words or syllables to reflect the number sequence, giving the writer a framework for her poetry. The Fibonacci numbers allow the poet to create ascending, descending, expanding or contracting linear word frames.

The exhibit ‘Fibonacci Sequence’ combines the formed poetry with framed art, reflecting and enhancing each poem.

Look for Fibonacci’s patterning in the human face, architecture, music, art, plants of all types, and so much more. When you find an object that pleases your eye, it is most likely a form of Fibonacci’s number sequence.

Participating Authors:

Judy Anderson

Lois Bartholomew

Kathryn Christenson

Terri DeGezelle

Doris Eichmeyer

Carlienne Frisch

Gloria Galvin

Jan Holte

Natalie Knudsen

Sherry Lowe

Sharon Robinson

Sue Schott

Jan Schultz

Deb Schubbe