Reciting a poem to your beloved – or the one you want to become your beloved – just got easier because now you can cheat by reading it on your cell phone screen instead of having to memorize the whole thing.
That’s right. Poets.org, the official Web site of the Academy of American Poets, has gone mobile, giving poetry fans access to the site’s more than 2,500 poems on their cell phone. Users can browse by author, title, occasion and form as well as search by keyword.
The mobile launch is just in time for National Poetry Month (April), during which the Academy is celebrating the first national Poem In Your Pocket Day on April 17. The idea is that mobile users visit Poets.org/mobile to read a poem and then share it.