Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Full-text classic and contemporary poems,short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides


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  • More than 370,000 full-text poems, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 56,000 full-text short stories, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 4,000 full-text dramatic works
  • More than 2,600 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
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