April is poetry month. This month I will be crafting and sharing original poems. Often, these poems will be messy and early drafts. Many of us are sharing our poems on twitter using the hashtag, #digipoetry. We hope you join us!
I discovered a cool new kind of poetry called Zip Odes. This form uses a zip code. Each line has that many words. The poem is usually about that place. If a zip code has a zero…no words for that line. Here’s my zip code from my hometown Springfield, MA….01118 and my Zip Ode:
I grew up and learned who I was!
I learned about Zip Odes from my friend, TaramSmith on her blog. Today I am going to ask my students to write zip odes...about themselves, for characters in their books, the possibilities are endless. What will your zip ode say?!?!