Continuing the tradition of celebrating National Poetry Month… Did you know there is a free app that helps you memorize your favorite classic poems?


Since its release in April 2013, Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics, the free app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, has challenged players with classic poems from master wordsmiths (including Shakespeare, Walt Whitman,  and more) all carefully selected by the experts at Penguin Classics. Downloaded over 275,000 times since its launch, players have found that Poems By Heart makes memorizing and reciting poems fun, easy, and addictive, allowing them to enjoy poems at a deeper level, learn them for life, impress their friends, and improve their minds.

screen568x568With recordings you can share online and email to your friends, Poems By Heart includes new and exclusive dramatic readings and specially commissioned original art for each poem.  Using brain-training techniques to make remembering poetry easy, the resulting fast and responsive game doubles as a tool to stay mentally fit in a fun way. “Poems By Heart makes it simple to memorize timeless verses while immersing yourself in a fun interactive game,” says Penguin Classics Editorial Director Elda Rotor. “This app combines beautiful design with an experience that expands your mind’s ability to retain language.”

For more information, to view images from within the app, and watch a video about the app, please visit: Poems By Heart

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