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

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