Welcome to Poesie!
Poesie is a portal into the world of poetry. We put thousands of classic and contemporary poems in your pocket with plenty of ways to explore, discover, and interact.
What makes our daily poem special?
• We highlight a new poet each week, alternating between classic and contemporary poetry.
• Featured poems include informational blurbs, audio recordings, and great artwork to help set the mood.
• All of our poems are interactive and social. You can highlight lines, add recordings, and discuss with other users.
• Your subscription supports contemporary poetry. We've partnered with publishers so that a portion of every sale goes to our featured poets.
Join our growing community of poetry lovers and begin discovering and reading more poetry today!
A paid membership is required to use Poesie. We use membership fees to keep Poesie up and running and to help pay our featured poets.
Every new member is welcome to a free preview of the app, so you're welcome to explore the app and see if it is right for you. Once you've purchased a subscription, you can cancel anytime. Following your free preview, we offer two levels of access.
(1) Monthly - $1.99/mo
(2) Yearly - $14.99/year
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.
In addition to our curated daily poem selections, we offer many more features to help you discover and interact.
• 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 poetry programs helps introduce you to cultures, eras, and themes across the history of poetry.
• Community Hub - Not sure what you're in the mood for? Discovery poetry based on what's been trending in the community lately.
Classic poetry: Our classic poetry library guides you through the greatest poetry ever written. For each poet we feature, we curate a selection of poems to help you learn about and discover their work. You can also explore the history of poetry with our poetry programs, search poetry by mood and genre, and even read short stories.
Contemporary poetry: We are glad to bring you some of the best poetry being published today. 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 subscription purchases - so part of your subscription goes directly to supporting contemporary poetry.
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.
We add new poems and programs every month. Paired with great artwork, audio recordings, and educational notes, there's no better way to start off your morning than with our poem of the day.
- If you are a poet who'd like to see your work in 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 to us. We will work with you to make sure our content is in agreement with permissions.
- If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions for our app, please reach out! We appreciate all feedback.
In v14, we are glad to introduce our #1 reader request: Contemporary Poetry! We've partnered up with poets and publishing houses to bring you a selection of great contemporary poetry being published today. We'll be featuring contemporary poets our classic selections, and a portion of subscription fees will go directly to the poets.
In this version, we've updated our subscription options and messaging.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Appreciate This App😁❤️
Being able to step back from the busyness, the challenges we all face, in our 24/7 world of this 21st century, enjoy a comforting beverage, and travel back in time through the centuries each day to enjoy the poem of the day... and a story...... each day there it is... in the app...
There is also the ability to communicate with others in the community that appreciate the classics as you may comment on what you read, highlight favorite lines... and now share personal poetry, plus so much more ......quiet enrichment each day, Thank you so much to those who made this possible...❤️
My favorite app I have installed
Edit: Took a very long break from this app only to come back and find I’ve been missing out on a LOT. This is seriously a readers best app. Poems, songs, plays, stories, all in a single app. And NO IN-APP PURCHASES! Seriously fantastic, I can’t thank the dev team enough.
You really can’t ask for more here. The poems are amazingly chosen and the app functions well. If you have any interest in poetry, or struggle finding good pieces on your own, get this app.
- Poesie Inc
- 77.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Benjamin Bregman
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $1.99
- Annual Subscription $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.