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Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time

Top 100 Famous Poets. This is a list of the 100 all-time most popular famous poets on PoetrySoup. This list of the 100 most popular famous poets in history (with their best poetry) as determined by website visitors.

RankFamous Poet 
1
Wordsworth, William
2
Shakespeare, William
3
Dickinson, Emily
4
Angelou, Maya
5
Tagore, Rabindranath
6
Frost, Robert
7
Hughes, Langston
8
Whitman, Walt
9
Blake, William
10
Silverstein, Shel
11
Plath, Sylvia
12
Neruda, Pablo
13
Cummings, Edward Estlin (E E)
14
Tennyson, Alfred Lord
15
Yeats, William Butler
16
Kipling, Rudyard
17
Wilde, Oscar
18
Naidu, Sarojini
19
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
20
Rossetti, Christina
21
Poe, Edgar Allan
22
Donne, John
23
Keats, John
24
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
25
Hardy, Thomas
26
Twain, Mark
27
Carroll, Lewis
28
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
29
Pushkin, Alexander
30
Byron, George (Lord)
31
Thoreau, Henry David
32
Teasdale, Sara
33
Austen, Jane
34
Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ramanujan
35
Hugo, Victor
36
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
37
Nambiar, Kunchan
38
Stevenson, Robert Louis
39
Burns, Robert
40
Stevens, Wallace
41
Jonson, Ben
42
Rilke, Rainer Maria
43
Lewis, C S
44
Das, Gopabandhu
45
Moore, Thomas
46
Basho, Matsuo
47
Arnold, Matthew
48
Herbert, George
49
the Magnificent, Suleiman
50
Milton, John
51
Raleigh, Sir Walter
52
Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
53
Service, Robert William
54
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
55
Agustini, Delmira
56
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
57
Herrick, Robert
58
Mistral, Gabriela
59
Southey, Robert
60
Baudelaire, Charles
61
Browning, Robert
62
Scott, Sir Walter
63
García Lorca, Federico
64
Abercrombie, Lascelles
65
Bradstreet, Anne
66
Gibran, Kahlil
67
Shelley, Mary
68
Bronte, Emily
69
Lear, Edward
70
Campbell, Thomas
71
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
72
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
73
Chaucer, Geoffrey
74
Martí, José
75
Alcott, Louisa May
76
Buson, Yosa
77
Crane, Stephen
78
Machado, Antonio
79
Alighieri, Dante
80
Khayyam, Omar
81
Hood, Thomas
82
Adolfo Becquer, Gustavo
83
Homer,
84
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
85
Po, Li
86
Hikmet, Nazim
87
Issa, Kobayashi
88
Pope, Alexander
89
Whittier, John Greenleaf
90
Lazarus, Emma
91
Marvell, Andrew
92
Akahito, Yamabe no
93
Bai, Li
94
Riley, James Whitcomb
95
Sappho,
96
Bronte, Charlotte
97
Wei, Wang
98
Fu, Du
99
Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
100
Hopkins, Gerard Manley

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