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O, Miami and WLRN invite you to pay tribute to the least poetic definition of where you live by writing “Zip Odes!”

A #zipode is a poem about where you live, written in the form of your zip code.

The rules are simple: enter your 5-digit zip code into our ZipOde Generator. Every ZipOde is five lines long. Each digit determines how many words per line. Enter your email address and then submit.

An example:
3 The iguanas are
3 the same size
3 as my dog,
1 and
4 it’s a little scary.

What happens if your zip code has a 0? Well, that is a WILD CARD line! You can leave that line blank, use a punctuation mark, or otherwise surprise us.

Each week, we’ll choose around 10 #zipodes to feature on air and on social media. Each “zip odist” who has their poem selected to be featured will also be invited to read their poem live at our celebratory closing event on April 24 at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Just be sure to submit your #zipode by April 19.

You may submit as many zip odes as you like, and feel free to share with friends and family!