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Welcome to Poetry Daily for iPhone! Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry. Each day, we bring you a new poem from new books, magazines, and journals, chosen from the work of a wide variety of poets to provide you with a window on the broad range of poetry offered annually by publishers large and small.

If you would like to find out more about Poetry Daily, visit our website!


What's New

Version 2.0

Warning: Favorites that are saved from the old version of the app will be deleted with the update! We are sorry for inconvenience.

We've fully rewritten the Poetry Daily iPhone app!

New features include:
- Access to the full year of the Poetry Daily archive
- Retina graphics
- Searching for any poem or poet in the archive
- Local caching of any poem you read for later viewing
- Better sharing (Facebook and Twitter) integration
- A snappier user interface, including a sleek sponsors carousel

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

45 Ratings

45 Ratings

No pictures please

Words Are Best

I check this out about half as much now that you have to look at a picture of a poet or a book when going into the app. Pictures are powerful & result in a judgement of the poem before you even read it. Please take the pictures down or at least make it optional. How am I going to give a poem a chance if the picture shows another gnarled old white man? Or how am I going to like the poem if the poet's a supermodel? Either way, the reader is thinking something that is taking away from the experience of the poem.

Ps -- when this change was made I also lost all my prior favorites. I miss them!

What a wonderful idea!


What a wonderful idea! I didn't know where to find poetry before other than by way of recommendation and now I've been exposed to lots of incredible poets and their work. The random feature is also a fun way to experience more poems. The graphics are great. Clean, easy to use, and looks awesome. I highly recommend this app!!

Great way to get a daily poem fix


This app makes it easy to keep up with one of the best poetry sites around. If you miss a day or two you can catch up quickly and simply. The poetry news links are interesting and useful as well. This is a very easy to use, elegantly designed, and content-rich app.


Poetry Daily
6.9 MB
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2013 The Daily Poetry Association


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