iF Poems is the highly recommended, best-selling poetry app with 270 classic poems and audio readings by Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy, Tom Hiddleston and Harry Enfield.

Apple have the selected the app as: 'Education: Editors' Choice All Time Favourites', 'New and Noteworthy', 'What's Hot' and 'Staff Favourite'.

The Times: "Hurray for iF Poetry!
"It's the first poetry app for children, but grown-ups will get a great deal out of it, too."

The Economist: “a poetry anthology reimagined for the multimedia age”

10% of all sales goes to help fund the work of Save the Children.

App designed and conceived by: Allie Esiri and Rachel Kelly

Illustrator: Natasha Law.

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If you like it, please review it on the app store or give us a star rating.

The acclaimed iF book: ''iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility", edited by Allie Esiri and Rachel Kelly, available to buy now from any good bookshop or order online at Amazon or other online book retailers.

'A poetry app meant for kids but delightful for adults too' - Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop

What's New

Version 2.0

This newly updated version of the iF Poems app now works for both iPhone and iPad.
Please be sure to save any of your own written poems before you update the app.

Ratings and Reviews

Not functioning on IO6


I've deleted and reinstalled this to see if it works, to no avail. It's not as if everyone didn't know IO6 was coming and you are still selling this app, which won't function.

### This week I was finally able to reopen the app and use it. What a shame I couldn't do so for last week's National Poetry Day. The girls I teach had their 11+ that morning and I planned on reading to them before the exam. Thank God for the 'Spaghetti Song' instead!

Glad it's sorted. Have upgraded to 4 stars from 1. Lovely app with huge potential.

Lovely looking app, but...


Looks great and lovely visuals but unlike others I don't think it's particularly easy to navigate at all with the icons small and out of place to navigate and for some reason requiring multiple clicks to breadcrumb through, eventually, to the poem.

I also find it a bit slow sometimes as you click and menus/option go up and down for no reason. If i click on a poet and then poem just take me through to the poem, why show me another tiny button to click on again that says read poem.

While the record function would be great if it worked, which it doesn't, would then love to be able to send and attach to an email.

Search does not work too well with more than one word.

Nice app though and for a good cause, sure some further iterations will improve.

Ps, Bills readings are rushed and lazy. Helena's much better...

If poems for iPad


Although this is an anthology for children I am hooked. A brilliant and extensive collection of verse for all occasions to enrich the soul. Very classily presented with wonderful illustrations. An added bonus having very famous and talented actors reading the poems beautifully. A contribution also goes to Save the Children. Exceptional iPad app a cut above the rest. Works wonderfully well. Allie Esiri should be applauded - I look forward to the next offering. Wonderful!


Clickworks Ltd
161.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Clickworks Ltd


  • Family Sharing

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

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