Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 16, 2010
TextTelevision,™ a New England new media company, and the Academy of American Poets, a New York-based nonprofit, have launched Poem Flow,™ an animated poem-of-the-day reading application for the iPhone and iTouch. Poem Flow is available as a free download on the Apple App Store.
Poem Flow features a new way to experience poetry on a handheld screen. The text of each poem is presented in two different modes: as an elegant, conventional, scrollable block (Portrait) and as a gently flowing reading movie (Landscape). The two modes are side-by-side, in-synch, and toggled by the holding hand.
A Flow is an entirely new way to read on a screen. Instead of standing still, the text animates phrase-by-phrase and thought-by-thought in a mimic of the reading process. The effect is calm, calming, and immersive. A Flow does some of the work of reading for the reader while enhancing focus, comprehension, and enjoyment. When toggled with the conventional display, a Flow reveals how a poem is meant to be read. Poem Flow can be used to teach poetry, while providing a unique and delightful engagement for anyone.
Poem Flow puts a poem-of-the-day in the palm of your hand. Each day a new poem flows to thousands of screens around the world. Everyone gets the same poem on the same day creating instant, invisible communities of simultaneous readers. The app uses geolocation to display where and when a poem was last read: most often, just minutes ago.
Any poem on Poem Flow can be shared with anyone, with or without an Apple device. Poemflow.com provides a free online display of any poem in Poem Flow, including the poem-of-the-day. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms are built-in and poems can be shared with a push of a button.
Poem Flow builds a book of poems on your device. Previous poem-of-the-day poems persist within the app and can be read and shared at any time. Poems are drawn from a thoughtful mix of the greatest poems in English and include Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, Keats, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Eliot, Frost and many others. The free download includes 20 classic poems that every poetry lover will cherish.
Pricing & Availability: Poem Flow is a free download and includes 20 classic poems. Additional poems can be purchased for less than a penny-a-poem: 100 poems for $.99 and a full year of poems (365) for $2.99.
About the Academy of American Poets
Founded in 1934, the Academy is a nonprofit with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Their programs include National Poetry Month, national Poem In Your Pocket Day, and Poets.org, one of world's largest online resources for poems and poetry information.
TextTelevision, Inc is a digital media-and-technology company that makes a new way to read. We turn static text into reading movies that you watch. For more information on the company and on reading by TextFlows, please visit TextTelevision.com. Follow Poem Flow on Twitter or join our Facebook page.
TextFlows, Poem Flow, TextTelevision are trademarks of TextTelevision, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
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