top ten audio downloads from academy of american poets; but surely this is also a reflection of who (in the past) made recordings -- other than dickinson -- hughes, frost, whitman, thomas, wcw being those

Its Web site,, is a trove of information on famous and lesser-known poets, offering essays, biographical sketches, photos, interviews, audio clips -- a total poetry resource. More than a million visitors sign on to the site each month, with the tally of hits resulting in the following top ten list of most popular poets (popularity in this case defined purely by traffic data):

1. Langston Hughes

2. Emily Dickinson

3. Robert Frost

4. Walt Whitman

5. E.E. Cummings

6. Sylvia Plath

7. Maya Angelou

8. Dylan Thomas

9. Shel Silverstein

10. William Carlos Williams


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