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iF Poems for the iPhone

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Acclaimed poetry app with 270 classic poems and audio by Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy, Tom Hiddleston and Harry Enfield.

Apple: 'Education: Editors' Choice All Time Favourites', 'New and Noteworthy', 'What's Hot' and number 1 'Staff Favourites'.

This is an acclaimed educational poetry app for school-age children and for adults of any age. This app is for the iPhone/iPod Touch. We have created a separate app for the iPad.

Sorry if you experienced any technical problems with the Apple iOS6 update - all is now resolved. Do ensure the mute button on your iPad is off and the volume turned up so you can hear and record audio.

Sunday Times best apps list.

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

The Times newspaper put iF Poems on their front page (hurray for poetry and apps!) and The Times Literary editor, Erica Wagner, said: "You will have more than 200 classic poems at your fingertips, all of them (yes, I do mean all of them) perfect to read and recite for children and adults alike. It's the first poetry app for children, but grown-ups will get a great deal out of it, too."

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

iF Poems has 270 poems from Shakespeare to Wendy Cope, via Keats, Walt Whitman and Ted Hughes. All the poems, we think, are a joy to pass down the generations, to share, to educate and enjoy.

You can record yourself reading a poem.

You can email a poem and email your recording of a poem.

You can tap on any word for a dictionary definition.

You can save poems to a Favourites page.

You can search by title, author, first line or by any word.

You can get a dictionary definition of any word.

You can write and save your own poem.

Illustrator: Natasha Law.

App designed and conceived by: Allie Esiri and Rachel Kelly

App development by: Chocolate Creative Ltd.

If you like it, please review it on the app store or give us a star rating. Please find us at and and follow us on Twitter @iFPoems

The iF book: ''iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility", edited by Allie Esiri and Rachel Kelly, available to buy or order now from Amazon UK, Waterstones, Foyles, Daunts, etc.
The Times best poetry books 2012.
'This gorgeous and electrifying anthology should be on the shelf of every child in Britain', Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate.
'The thing I really like about it is that I really like everything about it. An absolutely brilliant collection. I'm continually telling people to have some poetry in their lives, iF has made it a little easier for them' - Benjamin Zephaniah
'A poetry app meant for kids but delightful for adults too' - Gwyneth Paltrow recommending the app on Goop

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