Poesie: The Daily Poetry App 4+
A book club for poetry lovers.
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
*App of the Day* - September 2, 2020
*Apps We Love Right Now* - July 3, 2020
Welcome to Poesie! Great poetry, curated daily. Free or paid membership options available.
Poesie is a book club for poetry lovers. Readers come from all around the world to discover, record, and discuss poetry - and to help contemporary poets earn payment for their work.
Here’s how it works:
• We partner with award-winning publishers to bring you selections from some of the best poetry books being published today. Each week features the work of a different poet, alternating classic with contemporary.
• We start off on Mondays by learning a bit about the life of our featured poet. Then, we read a selection each morning from one of their books. By Sunday, we hope you've discovered a new favorite poet!
• All of our poems are interactive and social. We encourage you to leave your own recordings and comments on poems you love… chatting with other readers is one of the best parts of the app.
If you want to keep up a habit of reading poetry every day, care about supporting the world of poetry, and are excited to interact with other poetry lovers, we’d love to welcome you to Poesie.
• Profiles - Save and revisit favorite works using your Poesie profile. You'll also get weekly recommendations based on your preferences.
• Libraries - Explore our libraries of thousands of classic and contemporary poems. We also have a selection of short stories.
• Programs - Our collection of curated poetry programs helps introduce you to eras and themes across the history of poetry.
• Community - Not sure what you're in the mood for? Discovery poetry based on what's been trending in the community lately.
Contemporary poetry: Our contemporary poetry library ranges from debut publications to Pulitzer Prize-winning work and features poets from a variety of countries. We offer all poets we work with a share of all membership fees - so a portion of every subscription goes directly to supporting contemporary poetry.
Classic poetry: Our classic poetry library guides you through the greatest poetry ever written from all around the world. You can explore the history of poetry with our poetry programs, search poetry by mood and genre, and read bios of each poet.
Community poetry: We have a community library available to upload your own poems and read poetry by other users... please be supportive! You can also leave recordings, comment, and highlight your favorite lines on poems across the app.
Poesie is an independent, community-funded app! We offer the Poem of the Day free to all readers, but a subscription is required to access the rest of the app. When you first install the app, you can use a free trial to try Poesie for 3 days (no purchase required). Then, you’ll need to purchase a membership to continue reading the full app.
Membership dues are the price of a single book ($14.99/year), which are used to pay poets for selections from each book we feature and to cover development and support for the app. All membership dues are shared with our publishing partners!
(1) Monthly - $1.99/mo
(2) Yearly - $14.99/year (save 30%)
Please note: if you don't want to keep a subscription, make sure to cancel 24 hours before the next subscription period to avoid being charged.
- If you are a poet who'd like to join the app, please send us an email. We would be happy to discuss partnership options.
- If you see content that you don't think belongs in the app, please reach out. We will work with you to make sure our content agrees with permissions.
- Please share any questions, ideas, or suggestions for our app! We appreciate all feedback.
Addressing a bug in adding recordings to video sharing. Keep sending us bug reports and we'll do our best to tackle them!
Ratings and Reviews
might change your life
I love this app! I joined as a free subscriber and enjoyed reading a daily poem, immersing myself in a different poet each week (it alternates between a contemporary poet and an older one), and interacting with the community through comments and recordings. After a few months, I decided to upgrade to the paid version, mostly just to support this app I love so much. It’s brilliant both ways, but I love being able to access all the curated lists and go on rabbit trails through all the poems the developers have linked together. definitely a healthier scrolling than any other app on my phone!
as a homeschooling mom of two small kids trying to continue my own learning in the in-between moments, poesie is truly a godsend.
Beautiful, earnest app
Poesie seems to be a true labor of love. It has evolved a lot over the year or so I have had it installed, with new content and features added regularly. It was originally just poetry but now also features short stories (a form Poesie reintroduced me too).
It has never asked for money, but encourages interaction both with the poems and stories and other readers. Simple to use, it gently introduces users to new classic literature in small bites. It brings me a lot of joy. Highly recommended.
Update 5 Apr 2020: Poesie has recently switched to a subscription platform. They offered all existing subscribers a free year subscription, but I was very happy to give them money straight away, since this has become one of my single favorite apps. And a much needed one in these troubled times.
Contemporary and classic poetry
I like to start my day with reading a poem. This app has one week featuring a contemporary poet and then one week featuring a classic poet. It’s just one poem a day, if you’d like. If you want to delve into more there is a vast library of poems and programs to explore. The app tracks how many poems you’ve read and lets you keep track of your favorite poems. My favorite feature is that the app allows users to record readings of the poems. Poems take on new life when read aloud. Some of the speakers are just incredible. Members can comment and discuss the poems. The app also allows users to submit their own original poetry.
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- Poesie Inc
- 50 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Benjamin Bregman
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $1.99
- Annual Subscription $14.99
- 1-Year Gift Certificate $14.99