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Oct 21 2010
1 William Shakespeare (1564–1616) 45781
2 Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) 43169
3 Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) 42534
4 Tupac Shakur (1971–1996) 41636
5 Bob Dylan (born 1941) 22955
6 Ted Hughes (1930–1998) 16530
7 Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) 13911
8 William Blake (1757–1827) 9577
9 Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) 9480
10 Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904–1991) 8780
11 Leonard Cohen (born 1934) 8364
12 C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) 8293
13 Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) 7868
14 Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) 7522
15 Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) 7352
16 Morrissey (born 1959) 7164
17 Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) 7058
18 W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) 6974
19 T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) 6667
20 James Joyce (1882–1941) 6640
21 Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400) 6269
22 Jack Kerouac (1922–1969) 6235
23 George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788–1824) 6067
24 Walt Whitman (1819–1892) 6045
25 Charles Bukowski (1920–1994) 6039
26 Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) 5927
27 William Wordsworth (1770–1850) 5880
28 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) 5706
29 John Keats (1795–1821) 5680
30 Langston Hughes (1902–1967) 5414
31 Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618) 5250
32 William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) 5078
33 Maya Angelou (born 1928) 4726
34 Alexander Pope (1688–1744) 4642
35 Patti Smith 4544
36 John Milton (1608–1674) 4433
37 John Cage 4400
38 Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) 4362
39 Pete Doherty 4141
40 Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) 4127
41 William Morris (1834–1896) 3864
42 Dylan Thomas (1914–1953) 3722
43 Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) 3699
44 Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) 3549
45 Ezra Pound (1885–1972) 3537
46 John Donne (1572–1631) 3475
47 Margaret Atwood (born 1939) 3460
48 Shel Silverstein (1930–1999) 3432
49 Seamus Heaney (born 1939) 3321
50 D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) 3283
51 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) 3088
52 Herman Melville (1819–1891) 3015
53 Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593) 2970
54 Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) 2918
55 W. H. Auden (1907–1973) 2795
56 Alice Walker (born 1944) 2774
57 John Henry Newman (1801–1890) 2738
58 Robert Burns (1759–1796) 2708
59 Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) 2591
60 Gertrude Stein 2574
61 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) 2484
62 John Updike 2378
63 Philip Larkin (1922–1985) 2163
64 Robert Browning (1812–1889) 2048
65 Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784) 1983
66 Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) 1920
67 Ben Jonson (1573–1637) 1816
68 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) 1781
69 Wole Soyinka (born 1934) 1753
70 Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967) 1662
71 Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) 1648
72 Anne Sexton (1928–1974) 1595
73 Raymond Carver (1938–1988) 1580
74 Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) 1578
75 William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) 1540
76 Robert Graves (1895–1985) 1484
77 Carol Ann Duffy (born 1955) 1478
78 Edmund Spenser (1552–1599) 1473
79 Sandra Cisneros (born 1954) 1469
80 Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) 1467
81 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894) 1310
82 Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) 1307
83 John Dryden (1631–1700) 1302
84 Matthew Arnold (1822–1888) 1256
85 Derek Walcott (born 1930) 1183
86 Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) 1153
87 Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612–1672) 1106
88 Saul Williams (born 1972) 1091
89 Mary Robinson (1758–1800) 1073
90 Wallace Stevens (1880–1955) 1037
91 Amiri Baraka (born 1934) 1027
92 John Ashbery (born 1927) 972
93 Benjamin Zephaniah (born 1958) 948
94 Thomas Moore (1779–1852) 946
95 Wendell Berry (born 1934) 939
96 Ogden Nash (1902–1971) 918
97 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517–1547) 910
98 Rupert Brooke (1887–1915) 907
99 Gary Snyder 892
100 Billy Collins (born 1941) 871
101 Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586) 867
102 Nikki Giovanni (born 1943) 852
103 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680) 851
104 Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) 805
105 John Berryman (1914–1972) 780
106 Frank O'Hara 774
107 A. E. Housman (1859–1936) 765
108 Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909) 765
109 Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) 754
110 Thomas Gray (1716–1771) 737
111 Edward Lear (1812–1888) 720
112 Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542) 715
113 Aphra Behn (1640–1689) 703
114 William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) 696
115 Kingsley Amis (1922–1995) 682
116 Robert Lowell 681
117 Audre Lorde (born 1934) 675
118 John Betjeman (1906–1984) 674
119 Andrew Marvell (1621–1678) 672
120 Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) 672
121 Adrienne Rich (born 1929) 672
122 Thomas Randolph (1605–1635) 668
123 Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774) 653
124 Ntozake Shange (born 1948) 646
125 George Herbert (1593–1632) 634
126 James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) 629
127 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (1864–1941) 628
128 William Ernest Henley (1849–1903) 622
129 Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918) 595
130 Mary Oliver (born 1935) 595
131 Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989) 591
132 Richard Brautigan (1935–1984) 577
133 Gordon Downie 576
134 William Cowper (1731–1800) 570
135 Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) 544
136 Robert Herrick (1591–1674) 534
137 John Webster (died 1630) 530
138 John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) 521
139 Joseph Addison (1672–1719) 512
140 Tao Lin (born 1983) 500
141 Marianne Moore (1887–1972) 496
142 Billy Childish (born 1959) 485
143 John Clare (1793–1864) 484
144 Brion Gysin (1916–1986) 463
145 Robert Southey (1774–1843) 463
146 Robert W. Service 460
147 James Russell Lowell (1819–1891) 459
148 Henry Lawson (1867–1922) 452
149 Kathy Acker (1947–1997) 441
150 Charles Lamb (1775–1834) 434
151 Isaac Watts (1674–1748) 419
152 Theodore Roethke (1908–1963) 418
153 May Sarton (1912–1995) 413
154 Erica Jong (born 1942) 411
155 Edward Thomas (1878–1917) 392
156 Melvin B. Tolson 392
157 Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982) 383
158 Sara Teasdale (1883–1933) 381
159 Edward Taylor (1645–1729) 365
160 John Masefield (1878–1967) 364
161 James Dickey (1923–1997) 359
162 Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962) 351
163 Edith Sitwell (1887–1964) 348
164 Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935) 347
165 Simon Armitage (born 1963) 347
166 Roger McGough (1937 -) 321
167 Jean Toomer 297
168 Amy Lowell (1874–1925) 296
169 Djuna Barnes (1892–1982) 293
170 Dorothea Tanning (born 1910) 290
171 Stephen Spender 286
172 Charles Causley (1917–2003) 282
173 Pam Ayres (born 1947) 282
174 Robin Morgan (born 1941) 278
175 Iain Sinclair 276
176 Les Murray (born 1938) 274
177 Mike Doughty (born 1970) 273
178 Charles Olson (1910–1970) 269
179 George Chapman (1560–1634) 269
180 John Gay (1685–1732) 265
181 John Skelton (1460–1529) 264
182 Stevie Smith (1902–1971) 262
183 Robert Pinsky (born 1940) 261
184 Robert Hayden 260
185 Taylor Mali 259
186 Paul Muldoon (born 1951) 259
187 Louis MacNeice (1907–1963) 258
188 Andrew Motion 257
189 Randall Jarrell (1914–1965) 243
190 Richard Wilbur (born 1921) 243
191 Kenneth Rexroth (1905–1982) 242
192 Rita Dove 240
193 Ishmael Reed 236
194 Edgar Guest (1881–1959) 235
195 John Lyly (1553–1606) 234
196 Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743–1825) 224
197 Mark Strand 219
198 Galway Kinnell (born 1927) 206
199 Eavan Boland (born 1944) 203
200 Thom Gunn (1929–2004) 203
201 Naomi Shihab Nye (born 1952) 201
202 Tobias Smollett (1721–1771) 192
203 Nick Laird (born 1975) 189
204 James Thomson (poet) (Seasons) 187
205 James Hogg (1770–1835) 187
206 Anis Mojgani 185
207 Richard Lovelace (1618–1658) 185
208 Mina Loy 180
209 Jack Prelutsky 179
210 Charlotte Turner Smith (1749–1806) 179
211 Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855) 178
212 Colley Cibber (1671–1757) 176
213 Stanley Kunitz (1905–2006) 175
214 Isaac Rosenberg (1890–1918) 173
215 William Empson (1906–1984) 173
216 Edwin Morgan 170
217 Henry Vaughan (1621–1695) 166
218 Thomas Nashe (1567–1601) 165

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