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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
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
Yeats, William Butler
16
Kipling, Rudyard
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
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
29
Pushkin, Alexander
30
Thoreau, Henry David
31
Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ramanujan
32
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
33
Teasdale, Sara
34
Hugo, Victor
35
Byron, George (Lord)
36
Stevenson, Robert Louis
37
Nambiar, Kunchan
38
Austen, Jane
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
Arnold, Matthew
49
Moore, Thomas
50
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
51
Service, Robert William
52
Milton, John
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
Mistral, Gabriela
60
Baudelaire, Charles
61
Scott, Sir Walter
62
Agustini, Delmira
63
Southey, Robert
64
Lear, Edward
65
Browning, Robert
66
Martí, José
67
Bronte, Emily
68
Bradstreet, Anne
69
Chaucer, Geoffrey
70
Crane, Stephen
71
Campbell, Thomas
72
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
73
Machado, Antonio
74
García Lorca, Federico
75
Whittier, John Greenleaf
76
Po, Li
77
Abercrombie, Lascelles
78
Shelley, Mary
79
Buson, Yosa
80
Hood, Thomas
81
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
82
Hikmet, Nazim
83
Alighieri, Dante
84
Riley, James Whitcomb
85
Khayyam, Omar
86
Pope, Alexander
87
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
88
Issa, Kobayashi
89
Bai, Li
90
Homer,
91
Adolfo Becquer, Gustavo
92
Bronte, Charlotte
93
Marvell, Andrew
94
Wei, Wang
95
Lazarus, Emma
96
Sappho,
97
Akahito, Yamabe no
98
Hopkins, Gerard Manley
99
Fu, Du
100
Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad

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