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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
Hughes, Langston
6
Tagore, Rabindranath
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
Austen, Jane
33
Teasdale, Sara
34
Hugo, Victor
35
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
36
Stevenson, Robert Louis
37
Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ramanujan
38
Burns, Robert
39
Stevens, Wallace
40
Nambiar, Kunchan
41
Jonson, Ben
42
Moore, Thomas
43
Basho, Matsuo
44
Lewis, C S
45
Rilke, Rainer Maria
46
Arnold, Matthew
47
Herbert, George
48
the Magnificent, Suleiman
49
Raleigh, Sir Walter
50
Milton, John
51
Service, Robert William
52
Agustini, Delmira
53
Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
54
Das, Gopabandhu
55
Mistral, Gabriela
56
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
57
Herrick, Robert
58
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
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
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
69
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
70
Bronte, Emily
71
Lear, Edward
72
Crane, Stephen
73
Machado, Antonio
74
Alcott, Louisa May
75
Martí, José
76
Buson, Yosa
77
Chaucer, Geoffrey
78
Khayyam, Omar
79
Alighieri, Dante
80
Campbell, Thomas
81
Hood, Thomas
82
Homer,
83
Adolfo Becquer, Gustavo
84
Po, Li
85
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
86
Hikmet, Nazim
87
Issa, Kobayashi
88
Lazarus, Emma
89
Whittier, John Greenleaf
90
Marvell, Andrew
91
Pope, Alexander
92
Bai, Li
93
Sappho,
94
Akahito, Yamabe no
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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