21st Century Poets
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Ron Cephas JonesRon Cephas Jones
08 January 1957, American
Actor

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Actress
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist
Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
23 January 1930, Saint Lucian
Poet
Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Richard CabralRichard Cabral
28 August 1984, Mexican, American
Actor

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams
29 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Poet

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist
Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor

Gary SnyderGary Snyder
08 May 1930, American
American man of letters

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian
Professor

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer
Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931, Swedish
Poet
Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal
20 January 1925, Nicaraguan
Poet, Revolutionary, Politician, Priest

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush
16 December 1945, Iranian
Thinker and Reformer

Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet
Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932, Israeli
Writer

Georges LeBarGeorges LeBar
24 January 1973, Australian
Author
Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
10 February 1934, New Zealander
Poet

David WagonerDavid Wagoner
05 June 1926, American
Poet, Novelist, Professor

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955, Bangladeshi
Poet
Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
29 September 1961, Chilean
Poet, Publisher, Diplomat

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GulzarGulzar
18 August 1936, Indian
film director, film producer, screenwriter,
Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar
17 January 1945, Indian
Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Poet, Lyricist,

Ashutosh RanaAshutosh Rana
10 November 1967, Indian
Actor

Michael MadsenMichael Madsen
25 September 1957, American
Actor

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963, German
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,
DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
John DoeJohn Doe
25 February 1953, American
Singer

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
American author of novels

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Politician

Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946, Indian, Pakistani
Actor
Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
24 December 1973, American
American fiction writer

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz
Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
15 January 1941, American
Singer
Stephen GyllenhaalStephen Gyllenhaal
04 October 1949, American
Director

Nikolai GogolNikolai Gogol
31 March 1809, Russian
Playwright

Julia CameronJulia Cameron
04 March 1948, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet
Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947, Japanese
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,

Alasdair GrayAlasdair Gray
28 December 1934, British
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American
singer

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,

John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet

Talib KweliTalib Kweli
03 October 1975, American
Poet, Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,
Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,

Jim CarrollJim Carroll
01 August 1949, American
Writer

James AveryJames Avery
27 November 1945, American
Film actor

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress
Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong
25 November 1965, American
Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Film director, Poet,

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964, British
Actor
Thurston MooreThurston Moore
25 July 1958, American
Musician

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

VairamuthuVairamuthu
13 July 1953, Indian
Author, Actor, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author
Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet

Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973, American
Actor

Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Singer-songwriter
Lanny PoffoLanny Poffo
28 December 1954, Canadian, Italian, American
Wrestlers

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
22 June 1940, Iranian
Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Film

Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriAkkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
18 March 1926, Indian
Author

David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952, British
Singer
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
24 March 1919, American
Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter,

Julian CopeJulian Cope
21 October 1957, Welsh
Singer-songwriter

Peter AbelardPeter Abelard
1079 AD, French
Theologian, Philosopher, Composer, Linguist, Poet,

Ernest ClineErnest Cline
29 March 1972, American
Novelist
Subcomandante MarcosSubcomandante Marcos
19 June 1957, Mexican
Politician

Bernie CaseyBernie Casey
08 June 1939, American
Actor

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist,

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet, Author, Autobiographer, Literary critic,

K'naanK'naan
30 May 1978, Canadian, Somalian
Poet
Shelley BermanShelley Berman
03 February 1925, American
Comedian

Simon ArmitageSimon Armitage
26 May 1963, British
Poet
Carl AndreCarl Andre
16 September 1935, American
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Writer, Poet
Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich
07 June 1954, American
Author