Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Poets, including Dulce María, Charles Salvador, Fish, Morrissey and Stephenie Meyer

21st Century Poets
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

18 November 1939

Canadian

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

15 September 1977

Nigerian

Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Indian

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Canadian

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates

16 June 1938

American

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie

07 October 1966

American

Wendell BerryWendell Berry

05 August 1934

American

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams

29 February 1972

American

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

British

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi

22 November 1969

French,Iranian

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott

23 January 1930

Saint Lucian

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver

08 April 1955

American

John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

British

Gary SnyderGary Snyder

08 May 1930

American

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous

05 June 1937

Algerian

Herta MüllerHerta Müller

17 August 1953

German

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer

15 April 1931

Swedish

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush

16 December 1945

Iranian

Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal

20 January 1925

Nicaraguan

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi

13 April 1953

Algerian

Charles SimicCharles Simic

09 May 1938

American

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld

16 February 1932

Israeli

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock

10 February 1934

New Zealander

David WagonerDavid Wagoner

05 June 1926

American

Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor

29 September 1961

Chilean

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari

06 October 1955

Bangladeshi

Dulce MaríaDulce María

06 December 1985

Mexican

FishFish

25 April 1958

Scottish

Garth BrooksGarth Brooks

07 February 1962

American

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot

17 November 1938

Canadian

Pete DohertyPete Doherty

12 March 1979

Australian

GulzarGulzar

18 August 1936

Indian

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr

31 October 1963

British

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin

21 October 1929

American

DonovanDonovan

10 May 1946

British

Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar

17 January 1945

Indian

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer

24 December 1973

American

Till LindemannTill Lindemann

04 January 1963

German

Jill ScottJill Scott

04 April 1972

American

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano

18 January 1947

Japanese

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes

01 April 1960

British

Talib KweliTalib Kweli

03 October 1975

American

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki

02 October 1978

Japanese

Sue GraftonSue Grafton

24 April 1940

American

Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong

25 November 1965

American

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas

10 February 1970

Indian

Win ButlerWin Butler

14 April 1980

American

Charles SalvadorCharles Salvador

06 December 1952

British

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer

12 September 1961

Canadian,French

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq

26 February 1956

French

Nik KershawNik Kershaw

01 March 1958

British

VairamuthuVairamuthu

13 July 1953

Indian

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown

28 November 1944

American

Michael RosenMichael Rosen

07 May 1946

British

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin

25 August 1962

Bangladeshi

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto

29 May 1982

Pakistani

Bertrand CantatBertrand Cantat

05 March 1964

French

Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian

08 April 1951

Mexican

Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark

11 June 1934

Danish,French

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami

22 June 1940

Iranian

Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti

24 March 1919

American

Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar

13 July 1975

Indian

Mary OliverMary Oliver

10 September 1935

American

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila

14 March 1972

Indian

Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya

07 November 1969

American

Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil

05 September 1971

Indian

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren

19 May 1972

Swedish

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi

14 January 1926

Indian

Julia CameronJulia Cameron

04 March 1948

American

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah

15 April 1958

British

O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup

27 May 1931

Indian

Tuomas HolopainenTuomas Holopainen

25 December 1976

Finnish

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn

22 September 1979

American

Dima BilanDima Bilan

24 December 1981

Russian

SugathakumariSugathakumari

03 January 1934

Indian

Keorapetse KgositsileKeorapetse Kgositsile

19 September 1938

South African

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni

07 June 1943

American

Daisaku IkedaDaisaku Ikeda

02 January 1928

Japanese

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu

0973 AD

Japanese

Sonja YelichSonja Yelich

26 February 1965

New Zealander

Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara

02 January 1937

Indian