A savvy and modern poetry app for Android

by Kate Currin

The free POETRY from Poetry Foundation app for Android is a must-have for lovers of the English language. It’s not a boring comprehensive database of poems. This modern app has a fun spinner option to peruse the poetry. Simply hit “spin” and the POETRY app will land on suggested poems with themes such as “Joy & Youth,” “Frustration & Work and Play,” “Doubt & Nature,” “Grief & Celebrations” and many more. You can also manipulate the spinner to choose the themes for yourself. This is great if you are looking for a poem for a special occasion. Poems are cool additions to special events like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and even sadly, funerals.

You can also use the POETRY app to browse poems by mood, subject, poet or discover audio verse. There are poems on humor, passion, boredom, doubt, worry, insecurity, gratitude and many more. If you are feeling it, this app probably has a poem on it! And this smart app even will read some of the poetry to you. How easy is that? Poems are almost always better when read aloud by you or someone else.

There is also a versatile favorites folder to save all your beloved poems. You can sort your favorites by title, first line, and poet making it easy to find what you are looking for in a pinch. You can even easily share your favorites on Facebook, Twitter and via email. A poem a day keeps the doctor away!

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