Poetry Foundations free POETRY App udated
October 29, 2010 | 11:24 am
By Paul Biba
From the press release:
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce an update to its award-winning POETRY iPhone app. The update has three main components, the first—and most exciting—of which is the addition of nearly 400 contemporary poems. Over one hundred of these poems come from the pages of Poetry magazine.
Called “essential” by New York Times reviewer Bob Tedeschi, the free POETRY iPhone app now offers more than 1,700 poems. With work by David Bottoms, Martín Espada, Tess Gallagher, Cathy Park Hong, Edwin Torres, Natasha Trethewey, Rachel Wetzsteon, and more just added, poetry fans can now experience even more contemporary poetry.
Better yet, this addition to the POETRY app archive will be far from the last. Poetry fans will discover new favorites every time they use the app as regular updates of new poets and poems are added several times over the next year.
There’s also a new way to search the consistently expanding archive. The new “Browse by Poet” feature allows users to seek out favorite poets and learn which of their poems are available on the app. The app’s original search functions remain: search by keyword, subject or title by choosing the “Find Poetry” interface, or select the “Discover Poetry” interface to reveal poems delivered through a virtual slot machine.
In addition, the improved POETRY app now ensures that results from the “Discover Poetry” interface are always fresh. Presented in a randomized order, findings from commonly searched category pairings—“Love” and “Frustration,” for instance—always look different.