If you’re looking for a little inspiration or simply another way to slowly get the students in your house back into the swing of things before school starts again, drop in a little appreciation for the written word with the Poetry App from the Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation.

This poetry discovery app lets users find poems by mood, subject and poet, as well as by browsing through online audio files. You can even try to come across poems at random, with a poetry spinner that will pick two subjects (e.g. love and youth) and use those as a basis to recommend poems. Just shake your phone to have the app find two random subjects.

Users can save favorite poems within the app and also share poems they find via email, Twitter or Facebook. The app includes poems published in the foundation’s “Poetry” magazine as well as works in the public domain and a range of poems included with permission from the authors.

Free, for Android and iOS devices.

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