Truth be Told:
Bridget Magee, teacher, poet, author, editor, and publisher opened the door to a new kind of poetry anthology in January 2023. Her Two Truths and a Fib Poetry Anthology is an imaginative idea based on an ice breaker game, Two Truths and a Lie. In her introductory invitation to writers, Bridget said, "One goal of this anthology is to have an instrumental element as well as be a joyful celebration."
Inside this unique anthology, there are 29 poets writing on 30 different subjects using 32 poetic formats. Each subject has two poems that are true and one that is a fib. Each writer's poems flow in such a way that it is difficult to decide where the fib lies but there is a Poet Fact Check in the back of the book for clarification.
To celebrate the writers of her new book, Bridget created a Fib-O-Rama to her wee words for wee ones on Facebook. It is a trailer type of teaser for each poet's work in the anthology. Each day, a new author is celebrated. I am honored to be one of the 29 poets included in the book. My poems on Kindergarten are based on a first-day-of-Kindergarten experience. While I took some ideas from my granddaughter's first days, the poems are universal to many children.
I congratulate my Poetry Friday friends, Margaret Simon, Molly Hogan, Mary Lee Hahn, Heidi Mordhorst, Linda Baie, Linda Mitchell, Michelle Kogan, and Rose Cappelli, who are also Two Truths and a Fib authors.
Truth Poems and a Fib Poem
a seed of an idea took root over a year ago
over a year ago, a seed of an idea took root
©CV, 2023, skinny
when you wish upon a star
seeds of spontaneity burst
evolves from different poets
publisher edits and smiles
quiet reading time
thirty poems to savor
©CV, 2023, tricube poem
to the collection
by the excited publisher
©CV, 2023,fibonacci poem
(Can you tell what is the fib in the above poem?)
It's Poetry Friday time. This week Molly Hogan is the host of the Roundup. You can view Molly's winter photos that inspired her poem. Click here.