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Visual poetry.

Get poetic with your photography with Poetics


by Soulincode Inc.
$2.99 in the App Store

Get poetic with your photography with Poetics.

Create! You can scale, apply filters, and adjust the parameters of your photo


Write! Write anything you want on it. You're able to add as few or as many words as you want and manipulate them with common gesture controls

Share it! Your creations can be shared via email, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, or Twitter.

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What is it about?

Poetics is a visual poetry app, developing the concept of an infinitely editable, object-oriented poetry.  

For those who...

  • It’s perfect for those who want to create some visual poetry.

Not for those who...

  • If you want an all-out photo editing app, Poetics isn’t it. There are a few effects and editing options to choose from, but Poetic’s focus is on your words.

Why we love it

If you want to say something with your photos, Poetics will help you out. If you come up with something worth sharing, don’t forget to use the hashtag #poetics on Instagram and Twitter.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Graphics & Design Education
Last updated
December 24, 2021
Release date
June 30, 2013
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App Store Description

Poetics is a visual poetry app, developing the concept of an infinitely editable, object-oriented poetry.  

The app is an ongoing artwork created by Seth Indigo Carnes, an artist based in New York City. Poetics is used in over 150 countries, across languages and cultures, and in schools to teach a variety of subjects.

Art features:

• mutable text
• chance operations
• ephemeral missives
• gestural semiotics
• nonlinear flux
• meta tangents
• intermedia cutups
• multimodal love

App features:

• works on all iOS devices
• portrait and landscape compositions
• curated set of font choices
• always editable, saved work
• custom photo filters
• minimal text styling and color
• physics-based interactions
• nuanced gestural control
• zoom in and out for detailed work
• write in multiple languages
• speak your words into app

Music in App Store preview courtesy of The Missing Ones

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