Take a picture and write anything you feel, whether a poem, one word or a caption.  Or start with text and add an image later.

At the touch of a finger, words playfully collide and interact, giving a physical feeling and connection as you scale, rotate, lift and drop them.

Poetics is flexible and saves your work as you create, ready to be shared anytime on Instagram, Facebook, SMS, printed postcards, and more.



Poetics is created by Seth Indigo Carnes, an artist based in New York City.

The project began in 2007 with physical, interactive poetry installations made up of steel plates and magnetic texts. Shown in Sweden, New York City, Miami, and the Napa Valley, these and other R&D works informed ideation of the app.

With art installation and software development, Poetics explores the concept of an infinitely editable, object oriented poetry.

ViewEarlier Work


iheart poetics 001, Lund, Sweden, 2007

YOOO! Check it: i heart poetics.

Poetics treads fresh ground in the art-app world.

this is going to be huge.

So smooth! The physics and mechanics are fantastic.

Poetics is a marvel.

It’s like having an entire production studio in your hand.

This looks kind of awesome.

A canvas for your thoughts. It’s magnetic!

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