Poet.org's Top 20 Poets [Spring 2006]

Historical Poetry

Ranking is based on data from the search engine at Poets.org.

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Vote RankingList Ranking  

7

1

William Shakespeare

Playwright

5.41% (2 of 37 votes)

6

2

Langston Hughes

Poet

33.33% (2 of 6 votes)

2

3

Maya Angelou

Poet

51.94% (67 of 129 votes)

16

4

Robert Frost

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

12

5

Emily Dickinson

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

3

6

EE Cummings

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

8

7

Shel Silverstein

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

5

8

Sylvia Plath

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

4

9

Walt Whitman

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

15

10

William Carlos Williams

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

11

Dylan Thomas

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

1

12

W.H. Auden

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

17

13

Gwendolyn Brooks

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

18

14

Elizabeth Bishop

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

11

15

Pablo Neruda

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

13

16

Edgar Allan Poe

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

20

17

Billy Collins

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

14

18

T.S. Eliot

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

10

19

Robert Creeley

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

19

20

Nikki Giovanni

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)