Poetry and Short Story Reference Center

Bringing a new approach to poetry and short stories, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center provides users with 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. This full-text database incorporates contemporary content from the finest publishers including Knopf, Houghton Mifflin, New Directions, Copper Canyon Press and dozens of authors and estates, as well as Critical Survey of Poetry and Critical Survey of Short Fiction, and other major respected reference books and literary journals.

Content Includes:

  • Nearly 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 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 explications of both classic and contemporary poems
  • More than 1,000 e-books focused on poetry, drama and short stories
  • Teaching and learning guides
  • 170 lesson plans/labs from the Poetry Foundation


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