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

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