Greatest English Language Poets


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101 Stephen Crane
102 Adrienne Rich
103 Arthur Clough
104 Les Murray
105 Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac
106 Robinson Jeffers
107 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

Laugh out loud whoever voted for this was a dumbass

108 G. K. Chesterton
109 Thomas More
110 Elinor Wylie

One of the best lyrical poets ever.

111 Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
112 John Milton John Milton John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in more.

The only English poet who can be mentioned in the same breath with Dante. As a pure poet (excluding Shakespeare ) should probably be first even if he hadn't written Paradise Lost while blind and in prison. To not list him at all invalidates list.

113 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
114 Bruce Dawe
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