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Poetics is a visual poetry app that combines moveable text with photographic imagery.

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, Tumblr and more.

"The 'app as art' movement is just beginning" -PandoDaily
"Poetics is a marvel" -iPhoneLife


+ Designed and optimized for iOS9
+ Always editable, saved compositions
+ Physics-based text interaction
+ Nuanced gestural control
+ Image filters + processing
+ Share on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook
+ Share directly with Email, SMS and Airdrop
+ Save to Camera Roll
+ Write in multiple languages
+ Speak your words into Poetics

Made in NYC, Poetics is part of an ongoing series of artwork started in 2007 by Seth Indigo Carnes. As an app artwork, the project explores the concept of an infinitely editable, object-oriented poetry.

To share your work or get in touch, you can find us here:



We'll see your post if you use the #poetics hashtag.


What’s New

Version 1.31

Greetings from NYC. This update features improvements with the gestural control of text, faster image processing, and some bug fixes.

To share your work, keep up with the latest news, or get in touch, you can find us here:



We'll see your post if you use the #poetics hashtag.


Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Leaf Litter ,


Text font, size, colour are not customizable; it's too big and chunky. I agree with previous commenter the cropping is odd. I see potential, but nothing I want right now.

Hobbiteen ,

Not good

It makes you crop your photo in the weirdest most inconvenient way and there's not a lot of flexibility or customization.


Soulincode Inc.
67.8 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Soulincode Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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