20th Century Poets

Historical Poetry

Vote Ranking  

1

Clifford Odets

Playwright

100% (1 of 1 votes)

2

Bella Akhmadulina

Poet

100% (2 of 2 votes)

3

Marguerite Yourcenar

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

4

Wole Soyinka

Playwright

100% (1 of 1 votes)

5

Calvin Trillin

Commentator

100% (3 of 3 votes)

6

Rita Dove

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

7

Alfonsina Storni

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

8

Philip Larkin

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

9

Rudyard Kipling

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

10

A.S. Byatt

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

11

Eugene Terre'Blanche

Racist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

12

Lord Alfred Douglas

Royalty

100% (1 of 1 votes)

13

Federico Garcia Lorca

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

14

Cecil Day-Lewis

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

15

Allen Ginsberg

Poet

100% (16 of 16 votes)

16

Audre Lorde

Poet

100% (3 of 3 votes)

17

Margaret Atwood

Author

100% (7 of 7 votes)

18

Rainer Maria Rilke

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

19

Sri Chinmoy

Religious Figure

100% (2 of 2 votes)

20

Ivan Bunin

Author

100% (2 of 2 votes)

21

David Berman

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

22

Dorothy Heyward

Playwright

100% (1 of 1 votes)

23

Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah

Commentator

100% (1 of 1 votes)

24

Juan Ramon Jimenez

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

25

Richard Hughes

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

26

Gloria Anzaldua

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

27

James Welch

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

28

Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzalez

Advocate

100% (2 of 2 votes)

29

Marilyn Buck

Terrorist

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

30

Octavio Paz

Author

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

31

Peter Orlovsky

Poet

70.0% (7 of 10 votes)

32

W.H. Auden

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

33

Michael Ondaatje

Author

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

34

Paul Valery

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

35

Edgar Lee Masters

Author

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

36

Anne Carson

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

37

Enoch Powell

Politician

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

38

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

39

John Gardner

Author

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

40

Allen Tate

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

41

Srecko Kosovel

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

42

Avraham Stern

Advocate

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

43

Dana Gioia

Poet

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

44

Charles Bukowski

Author

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

45

Rabbi Abraham Heschel

Religious Figure

53.97% (68 of 126 votes)

46

Dr. Seuss

Author

53.57% (75 of 140 votes)

47

Maya Angelou

Poet

51.94% (67 of 129 votes)

48

Nazim Hikmet

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

49

Christy Brown

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

50

Janet Frame

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

51

Constantine Cavafy

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

52

Malcolm Lowry

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

53

John Ashbery

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

54

EE Cummings

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

55

Carol Ann Duffy

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

56

Chinua Achebe

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

57

Delmore Schwartz

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

58

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

59

Alan Seeger

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

60

Ogden Nash

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

61

Natalya Medvedeva

Model

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

62

Damon Runyon

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

63

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

64

C.K. Williams

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

65

Hervey Allen

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

66

Jose Emilio Pacheco

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

67

Rod McKuen

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

68

Joel Elias Spingarn

Advocate

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

69

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark

Royalty

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

70

David R. Slavitt

Author

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

71

Dorothy Parker

Author

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

72

Wallace Stevens

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

73

Sylvia Plath

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

74

Langston Hughes

Poet

33.33% (2 of 6 votes)

75

Thomas Hardy (Writer)

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

76

James Dickey

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

77

Frank Marshall Davis

Commentator

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

78

Beah Richards

Actress

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

79

Edgar Guest

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

80

Clive James

Critic

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

81

Anne Sexton

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

82

Wilfred Owen

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

83

Archibald Wavell

Military Personnel

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

84

Andrew Motion

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

85

Stella Gibbons

Author

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

86

Rudolfo Anaya

Author

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

87

Nelly Sachs

Poet

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

88

Gelett Burgess

Poet

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

89

James Weldon Johnson

Poet

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

90

Anna Akhmatova

Poet

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

91

Mark Van Doren

Poet

10.0% (2 of 20 votes)

92

Julia Alvarez

Author

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

93

Sapphire

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

94

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

95

Frank O'Hara

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

96

Hart Crane

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

97

Kahlil Gibran

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

98

Gabriela Mistral

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

99

Jean Cocteau

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

100

Wislawa Szymborska

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

101

Don Marquis

Playwright

0% (0 of 1 votes)

102

MuMs Da Schemer (Craig Grant)

Poet

0% (0 of 5 votes)

103

Jean Arp

Artist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

104

Derek Walcott

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

105

Amiri Baraka

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

106

Stevie Smith

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

107

Countee Cullen

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

108

Norman Rosten

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

109

Joseph Brodsky

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

110

Clark Ashton Smith

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

111

Francis Thompson

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

112

Conrad Aiken

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

113

Jean Genet

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

114

Thomas Merton

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 1 votes)

115

Sergei Yesenin

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

116

William Carlos Williams

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

117

Arrigo Boito

Composer

0% (0 of 3 votes)

118

Ted Hughes

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

119

Piergiorgio Welby

Advocate

0% (0 of 7 votes)

120

Louis Untermeyer

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

121

Kenneth Rexroth

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

122

Ray Bradbury

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

123

Jane Kenyon

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

124

Pablo Neruda

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

125

Theodore Roethke

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

126

Gary Snyder

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

127

Sergey Mikhalkov

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

128

Paul Monette

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

129

A.E. Housman

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

130

Natalie Barney

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

131

Seamus Heaney

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

132

Marianne Moore

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

133

John Henry Cardinal Newman

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 2 votes)

134

Abel Meeropol

Songwriter

0% (0 of 4 votes)

135

Bertolt Brecht

Playwright

0% (0 of 3 votes)

136

Dame Edith Sitwell

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

137

Joyce Kilmer

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

138

Dennis Brutus

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

139

Edward Gorey

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

140

Francois Mauriac

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

141

Tristan Tzara

Performance Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

142

Mona Van Duyn

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

143

Osbert Sitwell

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

144

Muriel Rukeyser

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

145

Piri Thomas

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

146

Franklin Pierce Adams

Commentator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

147

Claude McKay

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

148

Vachel Lindsay

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

149

Amanda McKittrick Ros

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

150

Maurice Maeterlinck

Playwright

0% (0 of 0 votes)

151

Rosario Ferre

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

152

Armando Valladares

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

153

Joaquin Miller

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

154

Molly Peacock

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

155

Sandra Cisneros

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

156

Charlotte Mew

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

157

Oskar Kokoschka

Artist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

158

Joachim Ringelnatz

Artist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

159

Edmund Clerihew Bentley

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

160

Melvin B. Tolson

Educator

0% (0 of 2 votes)

161

Franz Werfel

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

162

Richard Brautigan

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

163

Brion Gysin

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

164

Djuna Barnes

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

165

Owen Wister

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

166

Mahmoud Darwish

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

167

Hugh Lofting

Author

0% (0 of 5 votes)

168

Maxwell Bodenheim

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

169

Rabindranath Tagore

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

170

Elinor Wylie

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

171

Robert W. Service

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

172

Archibald MacLeish

Poet

0% (0 of 4 votes)

173

James Whitcomb Riley

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

174

Blaga Dimitrova

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

175

Ronald Ross

Doctor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

176

Nicholas Roerich

Artist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

177

Phyllis McGinley

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

178

Taylor Mead

Actor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

179

Michael Strange

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

180

Richard Farina

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

181

Paul Goodman

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

182

Bjornstjerne Bjornson

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

183

Siegfried Sassoon

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

184

Guillaume Apollinaire

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

185

Robert Lowell

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

186

Nikki Giovanni

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

187

John Betjeman

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

188

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

189

Muhammad Salih

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

190

H.D.

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

191

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

192

John Berryman

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

193

Elise Cowen

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

194

Erik Axel Karlfeldt

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

195

Ivo Andric

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

196

Mary Karr

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

197

Andy Razaf

Songwriter

0% (0 of 1 votes)

198

Louise Glück

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

199

Ruben Dario

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

200

Judith Viorst

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

201

Joy Harjo

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

202

Pierre Louÿs

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

203

Leopold Sedar Senghor

World Leader

0% (0 of 1 votes)

204

Sacheverell Sitwell

Critic

0% (0 of 2 votes)

205

Oliver St. John Gogarty

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

206

Annie Dillard

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

207

Stanley Crouch

Critic

0% (0 of 6 votes)

208

Ernest Cline

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

209

Anne Spencer

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

210

Robert Bridges

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

211

Simon Armitage

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

212

Benjamin Zephaniah

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

213

Hu Feng

Scapegoat

0% (0 of 3 votes)

214

Charles Williams

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

215

Robert Creeley

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

216

Christopher Morley

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

217

Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

218

Hwang Sun-won

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

219

Yun Dong-ju

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

220

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

221

Andre Breton

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

222

Vladmir Mayakovsky

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

223

Kurt Schwitters

Artist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

224

Kay Boyle

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

225

Tomas Rivera

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

226

Lu Xun

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

227

Sherman Alexie

Author

0% (0 of 8 votes)

228

Dylan Thomas

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

229

Billy Collins

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

230

Robert Bly

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

231

Czeslaw Milosz

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

232

James Joyce

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

233

Elizabeth Bishop

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

234

Ezra Pound

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

235

Vita Sackville-West

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

236

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

237

Amy Lowell

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

238

Malcolm Cowley

Critic

0% (0 of 0 votes)

239

Lawrence Durrell

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

240

Stephen Vincent Benet

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

241

Sara Teasdale

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

242

Robinson Jeffers

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

243

Sully Prudhomme

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

244

Randall Jarrell

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

245

Olga Tokarczuk

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

246

Ntozake Shange

Playwright

0% (0 of 1 votes)

247

Julia De Burgos

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

248

Paul Celan

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

249

Nikos Kazantzakis

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

250

Ivan Cankar

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

251

Halldor Laxness

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

252

Saint-John Perse

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

253

Boris Pasternak

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

254

Patti Smith

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

255

John Masefield

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

256

Gregory Corso

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

257

Paul Bowles

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

258

Victor Jara

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

259

Hilaire Belloc

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

260

Harry Crosby

Publisher

0% (0 of 1 votes)

261

Bell Hooks

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

262

Shel Silverstein

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

263

Gertrude Stein

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

264

Robert Penn Warren

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

265

Marina Tsvetaeva

Poet

0% (0 of 2 votes)

266

Carl Sandburg

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

267

Jim Carroll

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

268

Delmira Agustini

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

269

Francis Picabia

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

270

Robert Hunter

Songwriter

0% (0 of 0 votes)

271

Gwendolyn Brooks

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

272

T.S. Eliot

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

273

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

274

W.B. Yeats

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

275

Robert Frost

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

276

St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 6 votes)

277

G.K. Chesterton

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

278

John McCrae

Doctor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

279

Rupert Brooke

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

280

Stephen Spender

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)