Poetry and Short Story Reference Center

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A comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, and related content

The Poetry and 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 712,000 full-text poems, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 53,000 full-text short stories, both classic and contemporary
  • Nearly 11,000 dramatic works
  • More than 2,300 audio recordings of poets reading their own works from Academy of American Poets, poets reading works of other poets and podcasts from The Poetry Foundation
  • High-quality videos provided by Academy of American Poets and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
  • Nearly 450 explications of both classic and contemporary poems
  • Nearly 550 eBooks focused on poetry, drama and short stories
  • Teaching & Learning Guides 
  • 20 lesson plans/labs from The Poetry Foundation