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 during the creative process.

Poetics is flexible and saves your work as you create, ready to be shared anytime via email, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.



Missives from the world of prose

YOOO! Check it: i heart poetics.

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

This looks kind of awesome.

A canvas for your thoughts. It’s magnetic!

Fingers slip, images swerve, words at play!


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, Miami, the Napa Valley and New York City, 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



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