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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
Plath, Sylvia
14
Kipling, Rudyard
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
Poe, Edgar Allan
22
Donne, John
23
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
24
Keats, John
25
Carroll, Lewis
26
Hardy, Thomas
27
Twain, Mark
28
Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ramanujan
29
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
30
Pushkin, Alexander
31
Thoreau, Henry David
32
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
33
Teasdale, Sara
34
Hugo, Victor
35
Byron, George (Lord)
36
Nambiar, Kunchan
37
Stevenson, Robert Louis
38
Austen, Jane
39
Rilke, Rainer Maria
40
Lewis, C S
41
Burns, Robert
42
Das, Gopabandhu
43
the Magnificent, Suleiman
44
Stevens, Wallace
45
Herbert, George
46
Jonson, Ben
47
Basho, Matsuo
48
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
49
Arnold, Matthew
50
Moore, Thomas
51
Milton, John
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
Mistral, Gabriela
61
Scott, Sir Walter
62
Southey, Robert
63
Lear, Edward
64
Agustini, Delmira
65
Browning, Robert
66
Martí, José
67
Bronte, Emily
68
Chaucer, Geoffrey
69
Bradstreet, Anne
70
Campbell, Thomas
71
Crane, Stephen
72
Machado, Antonio
73
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
74
Po, Li
75
Whittier, John Greenleaf
76
García Lorca, Federico
77
Abercrombie, Lascelles
78
Shelley, Mary
79
Buson, Yosa
80
Hood, Thomas
81
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
82
Hikmet, Nazim
83
Riley, James Whitcomb
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
Adolfo Becquer, Gustavo
93
Marvell, Andrew
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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