ENGL 2266: Writing Poetry: Poetry Apps

Resources on poetry, craft, and publishing for students enrolled in ENGL 2266.

Mobile Sites vs. Apps

What is a mobile site?

Mobile sites are optimized to display content on the smaller screen size of a mobile device. These sites are typically streamlined versions of a main website for the purposes of increased usability and download speed on the mobile platform. Mobile sites can be accessed by any device that has a web browser available to it.

What is an app?

Native applications are programs built for a specific device. Therefore, an app that is available for an iPhone may not be available for an Android-based smartphone. An app must be downloaded and installed before it can be used. Because apps are designed to be used on a specific device, apps tend to function more smoothly and efficiently than a mobile site.

Free Poetry Apps


Poem Flow

The Academy of America Poets' Poem Flow App allows poetry lovers to experience poems in a unique and visual way.  New poems daily and a poetry library.

FREE  iPhone



Access thousands of poems through the Poetry Foundation's POETRY app.

FREE iPhone, iPad, Android

Poetry Everywhere

Watch numerous videos of poets reading and discussing their works.

FREE  iPhone

Mobile Poetry Sites

Click on the link below to access The Academy of American Poets' Poets.org mobile site:

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