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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
Kipling, Rudyard
13
Neruda, Pablo
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
Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ramanujan
26
Carroll, Lewis
27
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
28
Twain, Mark
29
Hardy, Thomas
30
Pushkin, Alexander
31
Thoreau, Henry David
32
Hugo, Victor
33
Teasdale, Sara
34
Nambiar, Kunchan
35
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
36
Stevenson, Robert Louis
37
Byron, George (Lord)
38
Rilke, Rainer Maria
39
Austen, Jane
40
Lewis, C S
41
Burns, Robert
42
the Magnificent, Suleiman
43
Das, Gopabandhu
44
Herbert, George
45
Basho, Matsuo
46
Jonson, Ben
47
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
48
Stevens, Wallace
49
Service, Robert William
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
Baudelaire, Charles
57
Gibran, Kahlil
58
Herrick, Robert
59
Scott, Sir Walter
60
Alcott, Louisa May
61
Mistral, Gabriela
62
Lear, Edward
63
Chaucer, Geoffrey
64
Southey, Robert
65
Martí, José
66
Browning, Robert
67
Agustini, Delmira
68
Bronte, Emily
69
Bradstreet, Anne
70
Whittier, John Greenleaf
71
Po, Li
72
Machado, Antonio
73
Crane, Stephen
74
Campbell, Thomas
75
Riley, James Whitcomb
76
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
77
Shelley, Mary
78
Hood, Thomas
79
García Lorca, Federico
80
Hikmet, Nazim
81
Buson, Yosa
82
Abercrombie, Lascelles
83
Khayyam, Omar
84
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
85
Alighieri, Dante
86
Pope, Alexander
87
Bai, Li
88
Issa, Kobayashi
89
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
90
Homer,
91
Wei, Wang
92
Bronte, Charlotte
93
Marvell, Andrew
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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