Learn about our mission and the Poesie poetry app.
Poesie is an app-based, poetry book club. You can download our app on the iTunes app store here: App Store. Our readership community includes over a thousand members from all around the world.
The goal of our app is to make it easy and enjoyable to carve out time each day for poetry. We offer an interactive reading view, curated daily program, and supportive community to help members build and sustain a habit of reading poetry.
We also have a goal of contributing to the broader poetry ecosystem. We want Poesie to be a self-sustaining business that can (1) send payments to poets and publishing houses, and (2) pay salary to our curators and app builders. We are funded entirely by membership fees from our community, and a portion of every subscription is shared with the poets and publishers featured on Poesie.
The main focus of our app is bringing together readers every morning to read our curated poem-of-the-day program. We feature a different poet every week, alternating between classic and contemporary poets.
Readers learn about featured poets at the start of the week and then read selections from the poet each morning. All of our poems are interactive, and readers can discuss, annotate, and even upload recordings of each poem.
Along with our curated poem-of-the-day, the app offers:
A browsable library of all past featured poems, along with curated programs organized by theme and era.
A community feed to see the latest trending poems, new recordings, and poem discussions.
A poetry profile where you can save and revisit your favorite poems and track your progress on the app.