Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

Content includes:

  • More than 700,000 full-text poems, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 56,000 full-text short stories, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 10,000 full-text dramatic works
  • More than 2,400 audio recordings of poets reading their own works from the Academy of American Poets, poets reading works of other poets and podcasts from The Poetry Foundation
  • High-quality videos provided by the Academy of American Poets and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
  • More than 440 full-text explications of both classic and contemporary poems
  • More than 1,000 full-text e-books focused on poetry, drama and short stories
  • Teaching and learning guides
  • Nearly 170 lesson plans/labs from the Poetry Foundation
  • Poetry Showcases from The Paris Review

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