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

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