WMFE’s ZIP Code-based poetry contest is back

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90.7 WMFE has brought back their hit ZipOdes poetry contest for another year, in honor of National Poetry Month.

Orlandoans, and those passing through, are invited to, “pay tribute to the least poetic definition of where they live: The ZIP Code.” WMFE wants you shout out your federally appointed numerical designation by writing an ode to your ZIP code (ZipOde) in Central Florida and beyond.

You have to submit your ZipOde by April 27, and then bring it to our ZipOde Throwdown (Date TBD).

ZIP codes consist of five numbers, in case you didn’t know, so each ZipOde must be five lines. The number of words (not syllables) in each line is determined by the number in your particular zip code.

Here’s an example, written by Flagler Beach resident Amber Pond:

32136
3: Time seems confused
2: Forward, backward
1: Stopped.
3: This eclectic town
6: Beckoning menagerie of those who paused.

Select ZipOde poems will be read on air and at the ZipOde Throwdown 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Timucua White House. You’re welcome to write a ZipOde for the zip code you call home, as well as your hometown zip.

Side Note, according to our friends at WMFE, more than 30 bands and solo acts from Central Florida entered the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest from NPR Music. 90.7 WMFE is running its own friendly competition to choose a local favorite from the entries submitted to NPR Music.

Watch the YouTube playlist they made of the 33 Central Florida bands and solo acts who entered this year’s contest.

To vote for your favorite:

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