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Welcome to Poesie! Great poetry, curated daily. Free (with ads) or paid membership options available.

Poesie is an app for poetry lovers. We are a community from all around the world that comes together to read, record, and discuss poetry - while helping contemporary poets earn payment for their work.

Here’s how it works:
• (Best of new and classic poetry) We partner with award-winning publishers to bring you selections from some of the best poetry books being published today. Each week we feature the work of a different poet, and we also mix in selections from the classics.
• (Learn while you read) 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!
• (Engage and interact) All of our poems are interactive and social, paired with audio and visual artwork. 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 care about supporting the world of poetry, want to keep up a habit of reading poetry every day, and are excited to interact with other poetry lovers, we’d love to welcome you to Poesie.


Additional Features

• 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.


Poetry Libraries

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 even read short stories.

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.


Membership Options

We offer a free version and a paid version. Free usage requires participating in advertisements: you’ll see ads on each poem screen, and a popup ad every few poems as you browse. A membership subscription gives you the preferred, uninterrupted experience… no ads!

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. Both membership dues and ad revenue are shared with our publishing partners.

Subscription options:
(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.


Contact Us

- 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.


What’s New

Version 19.98

We continued some improvements to the account setup screen - and cleaned up a few UI patterns in dark mode. Please keep sharing suggestions with us! Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
436 Ratings

436 Ratings

Herbert E T ,

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.

Shara Rybeeni ,

Well designed app brings poems on little wings

This well designed app by people who love poetry for people who love poetry. It stands out among the subscriptions I have as something of value in my workaday world.

I subscribed to bring more poetry into my life and the subscription performs as expected. What I didn’t expect was the way I’d travel down the Internet poetry rabbit hole each time I received a poem. It’s a glorious way to spend my time and the app very much encourages it.

Finally, another surprise was how easily one can share poems and images to others. I recommend this app.

hotburger ,

Would love to have a widget feature

This app for poetry seems to remind me of Goodreads with the type of active community. I can tell the developers put a lot of heart into cultivating what this app has to offer. I mainly downloaded to have daily poetry, and don’t know how active I will be with the community, but it’s possible. I have a few screens on my phone with widgets for daily art and quotes and would love if this app offered a widget feature so I can see the daily poems at a glance. It would be more enticing for me to open the app daily!

App Privacy

The developer, Poesie Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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