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

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