This is the sister app to the award-winning web site The Poetry Station from The English and Media Centre. The English and Media Centre is a not-for-profit trust that provides publications and professional development on all aspects of English teaching for teachers and students of literature, language and media in the UK and abroad.

Watch and listen to videos of poets reading their poems often accompanied by animation, graphics and film. Save your favourites as you go to refer to later.

Visit for more details about the poets, their work and their publications.

NB This app requires a network connection to operate. A Wi-Fi connection is desirable for optimum video performance.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Version 1.2.1
- complete refresh for iOS 10
- fixed bug in Topics categories
- iPad can be used in portrait or landscape orientation
- video can be viewed in either portrait or landscape orientation on any device
- several minor bugs and formatting issues fixed

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Xiodinex ,

Incredible concept

Ace concept, with a brilliantly diverse range of poetry - just needs more now!

Camiciarosa ,


My students love the Poetry Station website; the range of poets and performances are just incredible, and growing all the time.

This app takes the independent exploration of poetry to a whole other level! Whether it's creating the poetry cafe vibe of Kate Tempest's Cannibal Kids or the beautifully produced animations which accompany John Agard's readings - I can't wait to see which ones emerge as favourites now that they can all be accessed on iPhone and iPad.

A stunning resource!

Mummy_m ,


Videos of poets reading and sometimes commenting on their own work. Actors reading some older poems. Very easy to navigate. Useful for teachers or A level and GCSE students. Still in its early stages I think and hopefully will have more poems in the future.

App Privacy

The developer, The English and Media Centre, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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