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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New App: Poems by Heart from Penguin Classics


NEW YORK, NY – March 15, 2013 – Penguin Group (USA) presents a memorization game that will challenge you with classic poems from master wordsmiths (including Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and more) with the April 4th release of Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics. The app features 24 poems you’ll come to know by heart while racking up high scores and achievements. With recordings you can share online and email to your friends, Poems By Heart includes two new and exclusive dramatic readings and all-new original art for each poem, with two poems available for free. The app will be available in the App Store for the iPad and iPhone on April 4th.

The works of John Keats, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and fifteen other iconic poets are featured in Poems By Heart’s verses of adventure, romance, and horror, all carefully selected and edited by the experts at Penguin Classics. Using brain-training techniques to make remembering poetry easy, the resulting fast and responsive game doubles as a tool to stay mentally fit in a fun way. “Poems By Heart makes it simple to memorize timeless verses while immersing yourself in a fun interactive game,” says Penguin Classics Editorial Director Elda Rotor. “This app combines beautiful design with an experience that expands your mind’s ability to retain language.” With seven in-app purchase packs of poems available in the app’s poetry store, Poems By Heart lets players share their progress online as they build their skills along five different stages and twenty ranks of success.

Users can confront a haunting, ominous raven, discover the ruins of an ancient, forgotten kingdom, and learn the secrets of true love—all in one app. Poetry experts, literature lovers, and novices just hoping to brush up on their Shakespearean sonnets will all find what they’re looking for in Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics. From the American Romance of Edgar Allen Poe to the nonsensical whimsy of Lewis Carroll, this app from Penguin Classics offers you the tools needed to strengthen your memory while creating and recording memories of your own.


About Penguin Group (USA)

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.

About Penguin Classics

For more than sixty years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, providing readers with a global bookshelf of the best works from around the world, throughout history, and across genres and disciplines. We focus on bringing together the best of the past and the future, using cutting-edge design and production as well as embracing the digital age to create unforgettable editions of treasured literature. Penguin Classics is timeless and trend-setting. Whether you love our familiar black-spine series, our Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions, or our Penguin Enriched eBook Classics, we bring the writer to the reader in every format available.

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