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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
2 Emily Dickinson
3 Shel Silverstein
4 Ben Jonson
5 Edgar Allan Poe
6 Lascelles Abercrombie
Lascelles Abercrombie
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7 Robert Frost
8 Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
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9 William Shakespeare
10 Pablo Neruda
11 Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings
Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings
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12 Delmira Agustini
13 Langston Hughes
14 Jane Austen
15 Walt Whitman
16 Anna Akhmatova
17 Robert Burns
18 Julie Hill Alger
19 Thomas Hardy
20 Rudyard Kipling
21 Oscar Wilde
22 John Keats
23 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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24 Billy Collins
25 William Blake
26 Sylvia Plath
27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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28 Gary Soto
29 William Wordsworth
30 Carol Ann Duffy
31 Phillis Wheatley
32 Sandra Cisneros
33 Rabindranath Tagore
34 Matthew Arnold
35 Mark Twain
36 Louisa May Alcott
37 Ralph Waldo Emerson
38 Sara Teasdale
39 Conrad Aiken
40 John Donne
41 William Butler Yeats
42 Sir Walter Raleigh
43 George (Lord) Byron
44  Homer
45 Lewis Carroll
46 Alfred Lord Tennyson
47 Dante Alighieri
48 Alice Walker
49 Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden
Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden
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50  Sappho

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