Today’s Stanza App

Self-study lightning hot verse

A daily, lightning-hot stanza, from the world’s most stirring poems. Today’s Stanza brings poetry back into your life, one stanza at a time. Reflect on the resonance of rich verse to your own life’s journey and sources of inspiration.

For poets, this app is a daily self-study poetry workshop: Laser focus your own writing craft on the most celebrated works.

Download on the App Store

Google Play coming soon, February 2023:

Get it on Google Play

The app features:

  • Each day, focus on one poem excerpt from a library of the world’s most stirring poems.
  • For the day’s verse, a workbook of activities and writing prompts.
  • Unlimited new pages in your workbook.
  • A timer to reflect on the verse, removing the distraction of thinking about time.
  • Daily reminders.
  • Star your favorites and browse recents.
  • Memorize verse from the world’s most stirring poems.
  • Email your writing for safekeeping or sharing.
  • Dark and light modes
  • No login required. No ads. Free of data concerns.
  • Regular updates to bring you new offerings and features


Today’s Stanza is free to download. Subscribe to “TS Plus” to unlock all daily content, and themes and features.

  • Yearly $9.99.
  • 3-Months $2.99.

Origin Story

Christopher X. Shade is a published poet and teacher of poetry, author of Shield the Joyous.