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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
Angelou, Maya
2
Dickinson, Emily
3
Silverstein, Shel
4
Jonson, Ben
5
Poe, Edgar Allan
6
Abercrombie, Lascelles
7
Frost, Robert
8
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
9
Shakespeare, William
10
Neruda, Pablo
11
Cummings, Edward Estlin (E E)
12
Agustini, Delmira
13
Hughes, Langston
14
Austen, Jane
15
Whitman, Walt
16
Akhmatova, Anna
17
Burns, Robert
18
Alger, Julie Hill
19
Hardy, Thomas
20
Kipling, Rudyard
21
Wilde, Oscar
22
Keats, John
23
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
24
Collins, Billy
25
Blake, William
26
Plath, Sylvia
27
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
28
Soto, Gary
29
Wordsworth, William
30
Duffy, Carol Ann
31
Wheatley, Phillis
32
Cisneros, Sandra
33
Tagore, Rabindranath
34
Arnold, Matthew
35
Twain, Mark
36
Alcott, Louisa May
37
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
38
Teasdale, Sara
39
Aiken, Conrad
40
Donne, John
41
Yeats, William Butler
42
Raleigh, Sir Walter
43
Byron, George (Lord)
44
Homer,
45
Carroll, Lewis
46
Tennyson, Alfred Lord
47
Alighieri, Dante
48
Walker, Alice
49
Auden, Wystan Hugh (W H)
50
Sappho,
51
Aldington, Richard
52
Brooks, Gwendolyn
53
Giovanni, Nikki
54
Amichai, Yehuda
55
Clifton, Lucille
56
Stevens, Wallace
57
Paz, Octavio
58
Ginsberg, Allen
59
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
60
Ashbery, John
61
Whittier, John Greenleaf
62
Apollinaire, Guillaume
63
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
64
Ammons, A R
65
Browning, Robert
66
Swift, Jonathan
67
Herrick, Robert
68
Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
69
Zaran, Lisa
70
Amis, Kingsley
71
Thoreau, Henry David
72
Williams, William Carlos (WCW)
73
Lewis, C S
74
Noonuccal, Oodgeroo
75
Vallejo, Cesar
76
Wyatt, Sir Thomas
77
Austin, Alfred
78
Sandburg, Carl
79
Douglas, Keith
80
Allingham, William
81
Bronte, Anne
82
Stevenson, Robert Louis
83
Viorst, Judith
84
Wright, James
85
Bai, Li
86
Warren, Mercy Otis
87
Fu, Du
88
Prelutsky, Jack
89
Pushkin, Alexander
90
Arp, Jean
91
Basho, Matsuo
92
Chaucer, Geoffrey
93
Wei, Wang
94
Bishop, Elizabeth
95
Thomas, Dylan
96
de la Mare, Walter
97
Wilmot, John
98
Cavafy, Constantine P
99
Baraka, Imamu Amiri
100
Borges, Jorge Luis