Just in time for National Poetry Month, The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry proudly presents the smartphone app Columbia Granger’s Poem of the Day, offering everybody a free daily passport to Granger’s.
The free app enables users to download a daily featured poem and poetry trivia chosen and curated by Granger’s expert editorial team. Often linked to a calendar event such as a holiday or the anniversary of a poet’s birth or death, the featured poems and trivia questions are an endlessly stimulating sampling of the finest poetry from the past and today. The app is available for both the iPhone and Android-based smartphones.
Among the largest poetry databases on the web, Granger’s contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in ancient languages: Old English, Provençal and Latin. Scholars in each of these languages have reviewed and guided the selection of poems so that the poetry on Granger’s is also the poetry encountered in the classroom.
Granger’s offers complete coverage of the works of several individual great poets, including the complete poems of Shelley, Blake, Burns, Keats, Marvell, Poe, Unamuno, Heine, Baudelaire, and other major poets. In addition, users will find a wealth of current poetry from some of the best poetry periodicals, such as Poetry magazine, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest.