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

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