An Ode to Your ZIP Code
In honor of National Poetry Month, each April Takeaway affiliate station WLRN and the O, Miami Poetry festival hold a poetry contest. This year’s challenge: Write a "Zip Ode"—a five-line poem inspired by your ZIP code. The length of each line is determined by the digits of your ZIP code. Listeners across the country submitted hundreds and hundreds of poems, and all month long, The Takeaway shared some of its favorites from around the nation.
Apr 30, 2015As April comes to a close, we're sharing just a few more of the incredible Zip Odes Takeaway listeners have been composing all month long.
Apr 27, 2015Listeners from Clarkdale, Arizona to St. Louis, Missouri, share poems inspired by their ZIP codes.
Apr 16, 2015From Brooklyn, New York to Charlottesville, Virginia, Takeaway listeners from across the country share "Zip Odes"-- poetic homages to their ZIP Codes.
Apr 6, 2015We’re asking you to memorialize your federally appointed numerical designation by writing a poem about your ZIP code.