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English Poets and Poems Total Poets: 160
A List of Famous English Poets includes Poems and Biographical information of the most Famous English Poets. Read and Enjoy Poetry by English Poets.

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English Poets Born: Before 1400 | 1501-1600 | 1601-1700 | 1701-1800 | 1801-1900 | 1901-1950 | After 1951
A
Matthew Arnold Matthew Arnold (45)
(1822 - 1888)
Jane Austen Jane Austen (13)
(1775 - 1817)
Richard Aldington Richard Aldington (12)
(1892 - 1962)
Lascelles Abercrombie (6)
(1881 - 1938)
Sarah Flower Adams (6)
(1805 - 1848)
William Allingham William Allingham (31)
(1821 - 1889)
Kingsley Amis Kingsley Amis (1)
(1922 - 1995)
Alfred Austin Alfred Austin (4)
(1835 - 1913)
B
William Blake William Blake (131)
(1757 - 1827)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Elizabeth Barrett Browning (114)
(1809 - 1861)
Robert Browning Robert Browning (110)
(1812 - 1889)
Lord Byron Lord Byron (86)
(1788 - 1824)
Andre Breton Andre Breton (5)
(1896 - 1966)
Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet (34)
(1612 - 1672)
Rupert Brooke Rupert Brooke (102)
(1887 - 1915)
Emily Bronte Emily Bronte (56)
(1818 - 1848)
Charlotte Bronte Charlotte Bronte (24)
(1816 - 1855)
Thomas Edward Brown (13)
(1830 - 1897)
Robert Seymour Bridges Robert Seymour Bridges (24)
(1844 - 1930)
Anne Bronte Anne Bronte (59)
(1820 - 1849)
William Barnes (12)
(1801 - 1886)
Laurence Binyon Laurence Binyon (16)
(1869 - 1943)
John Betjeman John Betjeman (48)
(1906 - 1984)
Thomas Blackburn (3)
(1916 - 1977)
William Lisle Bowles William Lisle Bowles (28)
(1762 - 1850)
George Bradley (1)
(1821 - 1903)
Edwin Brock (1)
(1927 - 1997)
William Browne (6)
(1590 - 1645)
John Bodenham (1)
(1600 - present)
Ros Barber Ros Barber (1)
(1964 - present)
Graham Burchell Graham Burchell (5)
(1950 - present)
C
John Clare John Clare (34)
(1793 - 1864)
Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll (73)
(1832 - 1898)
Samuel Coleridge Samuel Coleridge (82)
(1772 - 1834)
Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer (14)
(1343 - 1400)
Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley (49)
(1875 - 1947)
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (16)
(1861 - 1907)
William Cowper William Cowper (87)
(1731 - 1800)
Richard Crashaw (20)
(1613 - 1650)
Arthur Hugh Clough (17)
(1819 - 1861)
Thomas Chatterton (15)
(1752 - 1770)
G. K. Chesterton G. K. Chesterton (59)
(1874 - 1936)
Lady Mary Chudleigh (4)
(1656 - 1710)
Thomas Carew Thomas Carew (34)
(1595 - 1645)
Abraham Cowley Abraham Cowley (1)
(1618 - 1667)
Eliza Cook Eliza Cook (5)
(1818 - 1889)
D
John Donne John Donne (70)
(1572 - 1631)
John Dryden John Dryden (25)
(1631 - 1700)
Keith Douglas Keith Douglas (5)
(1920 - 1944)
Michael Drayton Michael Drayton (80)
(1563 - 1631)
John Davidson (12)
(1857 - 1909)
Ernest Dowson (14)
(1867 - 1900)
William Drummond William Drummond (6)
(1585 - 1649)
Helen Dunmore Helen Dunmore (1)
(1952 - present)
E
George Eliot George Eliot (9)
(1819 - 1880)
Gerald England Gerald England (6)
(1946 - present)
Ian Emberson Ian Emberson (11)
(1936 - present)
Rebecca Elson Rebecca Elson (2)
(1960 - 1999)
F
Edward Fitzgerald Edward Fitzgerald (4)
(1809 - 1883)
Anne Kingsmill Finch (67)
(1661 - 1720)
Thomas Flatman Thomas Flatman (3)
(1637 - 1688)
John Fletcher John Fletcher (14)
(1579 - 1625)
G
Robert Graves Robert Graves (74)
(1895 - 1985)
Edgar Albert Guest Edgar Albert Guest (9)
(1881 - 1959)
Thomas Gray Thomas Gray (11)
(1716 - 1771)
Thom Gunn Thom Gunn (3)
(1929 - 2004)
Sidney Godolphin Sidney Godolphin (4)
(1645 - 1712)
Adrian Green Adrian Green (8)
(1946 - present)
Rg Gregory Rg Gregory (142)
(1928 - present)
H
Ted Hughes Ted Hughes (28)
(1930 - 1998)
Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy (217)
(1840 - 1928)
Robert Herrick Robert Herrick (282)
(1591 - 1674)
Gerard Manley Hopkins Gerard Manley Hopkins (84)
(1844 - 1889)
Tony Harrison Tony Harrison (8)
(1937 - present)
A. E. Housman A. E. Housman (81)
(1859 - 1936)
James Henry Leigh Hunt James Henry Leigh Hunt (24)
(1784 - 1859)
William Ernest Henley William Ernest Henley (17)
(1849 - 1903)
Geoffrey Hill Geoffrey Hill (7)
(1932 - present)
Thomas Hood Thomas Hood (25)
(1799 - 1845)
Sophie Hannah Sophie Hannah (9)
(1917 - present)
J
Elizabeth Jennings Elizabeth Jennings (10)
(1926 - 2001)
Jenny Joseph Jenny Joseph (2)
(1932 - present)
Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson (3)
(1709 - 1784)
Ben Jonson Ben Jonson (41)
(1572 - 1637)
Chris Jones Chris Jones (4)
(1969 - present)
K
John Keats John Keats (84)
(1795 - 1821)
Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling (341)
(1865 - 1936)
Charles Kingsley Charles Kingsley (12)
(1819 - 1875)
Anne Killigrew Anne Killigrew (33)
(1660 - 1685)
Jackie Kay Jackie Kay (5)
(1961 - present)
L
Philip Larkin Philip Larkin (96)
(1922 - 1985)
Denise Levertov Denise Levertov (54)
(1923 - 1997)
Edward Lear Edward Lear (18)
(1812 - 1888)
David Herbert Lawrence David Herbert Lawrence (109)
(1885 - 1930)
Richard Lovelace Richard Lovelace (7)
(1618 - 1657)
Laurie Lee Laurie Lee (6)
(1914 - 1997)
Amy Levy Amy Levy (69)
(1861 - 1889)
Walter Savage Landor Walter Savage Landor (52)
(1775 - 1864)
John Lindley John Lindley (4)
(1952 - present)
M
Roger McGough Roger McGough (14)
(1937 - present)
Walter de la Mare Walter de la Mare (44)
(1873 - 1956)
John Milton John Milton (102)
(1608 - 1674)
John Masefield John Masefield (25)
(1878 - 1967)
Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe (6)
(1564 - 1593)
William Morris William Morris (47)
(1834 - 1896)
Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell (60)
(1621 - 1678)
George Meredith George Meredith (69)
(1828 - 1909)
N
Alfred Noyes Alfred Noyes (1)
(1880 - 1958)
Alden Nowlan Alden Nowlan (4)
(1933 - 1983)
John Frederick Nims John Frederick Nims (1)
(1913 - 1999)
Sir Henry Newbolt (13)
(1862 - 1938)
Edith Nesbit Edith Nesbit (8)
(1858 - 1924)
Claire Nixon Claire Nixon (5)
(1973 - present)
O
Wilfred Owen Wilfred Owen (30)
(1893 - 1918)
P
Alexander Pope Alexander Pope (33)
(1688 - 1744)
Katherine Philips Katherine Philips (20)
(1631 - 1647)
Harold Pinter Harold Pinter (6)
(1930 - present)
Matthew Prior Matthew Prior (20)
(1664 - 1721)
Ruth Padel Ruth Padel (8)
(1947 - present)
Coventry Patmore Coventry Patmore (13)
(1823 - 1896)
R
Christina Rossetti Christina Rossetti (55)
(1830 - 1894)
Adrienne Rich Adrienne Rich (31)
(1929 - present)
Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh (23)
(1554 - 1618)
Kathleen Raine Kathleen Raine (23)
(1908 - 2003)
Mary Darby Robinson Mary Darby Robinson (129)
(1758 - 1800)
Craig Raine (8)
(1944 - present)
John Ruskin John Ruskin (1)
(1819 - 1900)
S
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (400)
(1564 - 1616)
Percy Bysshe Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley (73)
(1792 - 1822)
Stevie Smith Stevie Smith (31)
(1902 - 1971)
Siegfried Sassoon Siegfried Sassoon (146)
(1886 - 1967)
Edmund Spenser Edmund Spenser (158)
(1552 - 1599)
Robert Southey Robert Southey (67)
(1774 - 1843)
Sir Philip Sidney Sir Philip Sidney (76)
(1554 - 1586)
Dame Edith Sitwell Dame Edith Sitwell (11)
(1887 - 1964)
Sir John Suckling Sir John Suckling (13)
(1606 - 1642)
Christopher Smart Christopher Smart (19)
(1722 - 1771)
Vita Sackville-West Vita Sackville-West (1)
(1892 - 1962)
Algernon Charles Swinburne Algernon Charles Swinburne (131)
(1837 - 1909)
Vernon Scannell Vernon Scannell (16)
(1922 - present)
Charlotte Smith (15)
(1749 - 1806)
William Strode (81)
(1602 - 1644)
T
Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas (64)
(1914 - 1953)
J. R. R. Tolkien J. R. R. Tolkien (37)
(1892 - 1973)
Lord Alfred Tennyson Lord Alfred Tennyson (153)
(1809 - 1892)
Ann Taylor Ann Taylor (18)
(1782 - 1886)
Jane Taylor (14)
(1783 - 1824)
Francis Thompson Francis Thompson (15)
(1859 - 1907)
Edward Taylor (23)
(1642 - 1729)
A. S. J. Tessimond (42)
(1902 - 1962)
Barry Tebb Barry Tebb (117)
(1942 - present)
W
William Wordsworth William Wordsworth (7)
(1770 - 1850)
Isaac Watts Isaac Watts (458)
(1674 - 1748)
Sir Thomas Wyatt (28)
(1503 - 1542)
John Wilmot John Wilmot (31)
(1647 - 1680)
Joseph Warton (1)
(1722 - 1800)
Thomas Warton Thomas Warton (7)
(1728 - 1790)
Hugo Williams Hugo Williams (8)
(1942 - present)
Liam Wilkinson Liam Wilkinson (14)
(1981 - present)
Juliet Wilson Juliet Wilson (3)
(1966 - present)
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