iF Poems (app for iPhone / iPad)



iF Poems is an acclaimed app for the iPad and iPhone that is a collection of 270 classic poems with audio readings by Helena Bonham Carter, Harry Enfield, Tom Hiddleston and Bill Nighy. Poetry from Shakespeare to Yeats to Whitman to Duffy.

Apple have chosen the app as Editor's Choice, All Time Favourite app in Education.

There is also a beautiful hardback book: 'iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility." published by Canongate.  (Amazon)

The illustrations are by the artist, Natasha Law.

You can search by title, author, first line or any word.

iF Poems is available from the App Store worldwide.
iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.  (iTunes)

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Poems read by Tom Hiddleston:

Us Two by AA Milne (w/ Helena B. Carter)

Bright Star! by John Keats

As I Walked Out One Evening by WH Auden

Down by the Salley Gardens by WB Yeats

If Music Be the Food of Love by William Shakespeare

Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte

Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare

When You Are Old by WB Yeats

from The Princess by Lord Alfred Tennyson

To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

The Duck and the Kangaroo by Edward Lear (w/ Helena B. Carter)

There is No Woman's Sides by William Shakespeare (w/ Helena B. Carter)

Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold