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When Zip Codes Become Poems

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What is it About this place With Sound and stories… So salty.

That’s our ZipOde, a poetic ode to our zip code here at the studios in Miami: 33132.

Your zip determines the number of words in each line of the poem. So, for us, that’s three words, then three words, one word, three and two.

With our partner O, Miami poetry festival, we asked you to memorialize your own federally appointed numerical designation by writing ZipOdes.

More than 1,100 poems came in and they were a lot of fun to read.

Click below to hear a few contributors read their poems at an event hosted by the Kampong in Coconut Grove.

When Zip Codes Become Poems

Here are some of our other favorites:

33467

Family of 5. Miles from home. Call abuela every night. We may miss our family there, but that’s alright, because we’re OK here.

33312

Between 95 and Downtown, between the Rush and the Boom, Breathing room.
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You can still tweet us your own Zip Ode using the hashtag #ZipOdes.