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The Most Popular Famous Poets - Top 50 Poets in Order

This is a list of the most popular famous poets on PoetrySoup. 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
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
Sappho


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