iF Poems App
Listen to readings with Bill Nighy and Tom Hiddleston
Helena Bonham Carter introduces iF Poems
iF Poems has a magical selection of poetry ranging from Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, by way of Keats and Walt Whitman.
“You will have more than 200 classic poems at your fingertips, all of them (yes, I do mean all of them) perfect to read and recite for children and adults alike. It’s the first poetry app for children, but adults will get a great deal out of it too.”
Erica Wagner, Literary Editor of The Times
Search for poems in 12 categories, including Tell Me A Tale, Humour & Nonsense, When You Need Help, and Bedtime. Or you could search by the age groups 0-6, 7-12 and 13+.
The acclaimed actors Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy, Tom Hiddleston and Harry Enfield bring many of the poems to life with high quality audio recordings and pitch-perfect performances.
The app comes with a series of helpful articles explaining different types of poetry with definitions and examples, fantastic for school age children and inquisitive adults! It also comes with an in-built dictionary.
Treat yourself to a perfect bite-sized treasure on the move. Enjoy listening, reading and recording your own performances with all the family. iF Poems brings classic poems to a new generation.
“Its audio collections… alone make it one of the year’s best audiobooks.”
Tom Standage, Digital Editor of The Economist
Helena Bonham Carter is best known for her roles in the films A Room with a View, Fight Club and The King’s Speech, notably playing Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter Films. Helena reads a selection, including:
- The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
- The Mock Turtle’s Song by Lewis Carroll
- Stick Boy and Match Girl in Love by Tim Burton
- I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth
Bill Nighy is perhaps best known for his role as Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, as well as his critically acclaimed performance in Love Actually. He reads a selection, including:
- Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- A Visit from St Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore
- Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe
- O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
Harry Enfield is an actor, comedian, writer and director, best known for his British sketch show Harry Enfield and Chums. He reads a selection, including:
- A Subaltern’s Love Song by John Betjeman
- Sometimes With One I Love by Walt Whitman
Tom Hiddleston is known for a selection of film and stage roles, credits including War Horse, The Avengers, Midnight in Paris and Thor, for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Tom reads a selection, including:
- Bright Star! by John Keats
- As I Walked Out One Evening by W H Auden
- If Music be the Food of Love by William Shakespeare
The iF Poems app for iPad and iPhone is available to buy:
UK: iPhone/iPod £1.99 —- iPad £2.99
USA: Phone/iPod $2.99 —- iPad $4.99