Top 100 Famous Poets Ever

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

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