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The Most Popular Famous Poets - Top 50 Poets in Order

This is a list of the most popular famous poets of all time. This list of the 50 most popular famous poets in history (with their best poetry) is determined by website visitors.

Rank   Famous Poet's List
1 Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

2 Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

3 Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein

4 Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson

5 Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe

6 Lascelles Abercrombie
Lascelles Abercrombie

7 Robert Frost
Robert Frost

8 Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
Sarah Fuller Flower Adams

9 William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

10 Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda

11 Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings
Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings

12 Delmira Agustini
Delmira Agustini

13 Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes

14 Jane Austen
Jane Austen

15 Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman

16 Anna Akhmatova
Anna Akhmatova

17 Robert Burns
Robert Burns

18 Julie Hill Alger
Julie Hill Alger

19 Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy

20 Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling

21 Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

22 John Keats
John Keats

23 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

24 Billy Collins
Billy Collins

25 William Blake
William Blake

26 Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath

27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

28 Gary Soto
Gary Soto

29 William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth

30 Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy

31 Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley

32 Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros

33 Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore

34 Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold

35 Mark Twain
Mark Twain

36 Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott

37 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson

38 Sara Teasdale
Sara Teasdale

39 Conrad Aiken
Conrad Aiken

40 John Donne
John Donne

41 William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats

42 Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh

43 George (Lord) Byron
George (Lord) Byron

44  Homer

45 Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll

46 Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alfred Lord Tennyson

47 Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri

48 Alice Walker
Alice Walker

49 Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden
Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden

50  Sappho

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