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6 Great iPad Poetry Apps for Students

June  2, 2016
The popular app Poetics is free today and only for a limited period of time. Poetics provides students with a powerful tool to combine imagery and words to create expressive poems and engage in creative poetry writing activities. Similar to Poetics, we curated five more interesting iPad apps you can use with your students in class to enhance their poetry learning. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Enjoy


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1- Poetics- create, write and share visual poetry
‘Poetics is a visual poetry app that combines moveable text with photographic imagery.Take a picture and write anything you feel, whether a poem, one word or a caption.  Or start with text and add an image later. At the touch of a finger, words playfully collide and interact, giving a physical feeling and connection as you scale, rotate, lift and drop them.’

2- POETRY from The Poetry Foundation
‘With the Poetry Foundation's universal iOS app, you can now take thousands of poems by classic and contemporary poets with you wherever you go. From William Shakespeare to César Vallejo to Heather McHugh, the Poetry Foundation's app turns your phone, iPod Touch or iPad into a mobile poetry library’

3- Poetry Daily
‘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.’

4- Poetry Everywhere
‘ Poetry Everywhere is a collection of short poetry videos featuring contemporary poets reading their own works, introduced by Garrison Keillor. It’s pure poetry! With easy navigation, this app is a sure way to provide reflection and inspiration.’

5- Glossary of Poetry Terminology
‘Poetry Glossary provides you a comprehensive list of terms related to Poetic terminology with its short description/meaning which guides you in understanding the terminology better.’

6- Poetry Creator | Verses - Poetry, Poems & Poets
‘Ever wonder what it would be like to mash-up a Shakespeare poem with a Hip Hop Song? Verses is a new iPhone and iPad app that puts a fresh spin on a cherished classic: refrigerator magnet poetry. We built this app to set your creativity ablaze with Verses's limitless word mixing possibilities that allow you to become a kind of dictionary DJ. After creating a poem out of your own personal mix of dictionaries, you can send your creation to friends via email or publish it in your Facebook photo album! (network connectivity required)’.