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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
Dickinson, Emily
3
Shakespeare, William
4
Angelou, Maya
5
Hughes, Langston
6
Frost, Robert
7
Tagore, Rabindranath
8
Whitman, Walt
9
Silverstein, Shel
10
Blake, William
11
Neruda, Pablo
12
Plath, Sylvia
13
Cummings, Edward Estlin (E E)
14
Yeats, William Butler
15
Tennyson, Alfred Lord
16
Wilde, Oscar
17
Kipling, Rudyard
18
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
19
Rossetti, Christina
20
Poe, Edgar Allan
21
Naidu, Sarojini
22
Donne, John
23
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
24
Keats, John
25
Twain, Mark
26
Hardy, Thomas
27
Carroll, Lewis
28
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
29
Pushkin, Alexander
30
Thoreau, Henry David
31
Byron, George (Lord)
32
Teasdale, Sara
33
Austen, Jane
34
Hugo, Victor
35
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
36
Burns, Robert
37
Stevenson, Robert Louis
38
Stevens, Wallace
39
Moore, Thomas
40
Jonson, Ben
41
Nambiar, Kunchan
42
Basho, Matsuo
43
Lewis, C S
44
Herbert, George
45
Arnold, Matthew
46
Rilke, Rainer Maria
47
Raleigh, Sir Walter
48
the Magnificent, Suleiman
49
Agustini, Delmira
50
Service, Robert William
51
Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
52
Milton, John
53
Mistral, Gabriela
54
Das, Gopabandhu
55
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
56
Herrick, Robert
57
Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ramanujan
58
Southey, Robert
59
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
60
Baudelaire, Charles
61
Browning, Robert
62
Scott, Sir Walter
63
García Lorca, Federico
64
Abercrombie, Lascelles
65
Shelley, Mary
66
Bradstreet, Anne
67
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
68
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
69
Lear, Edward
70
Bronte, Emily
71
Gibran, Kahlil
72
Machado, Antonio
73
Crane, Stephen
74
Alcott, Louisa May
75
Martí, José
76
Buson, Yosa
77
Khayyam, Omar
78
Chaucer, Geoffrey
79
Alighieri, Dante
80
Campbell, Thomas
81
Hood, Thomas
82
Adolfo Becquer, Gustavo
83
Po, Li
84
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
85
Homer,
86
Hikmet, Nazim
87
Issa, Kobayashi
88
Whittier, John Greenleaf
89
Marvell, Andrew
90
Lazarus, Emma
91
Pope, Alexander
92
Bai, Li
93
Akahito, Yamabe no
94
Sappho,
95
Riley, James Whitcomb
96
Bronte, Charlotte
97
Fu, Du
98
Wei, Wang
99
Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
100
Petrarch, Francesco

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