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

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist
Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
23 January 1930, Saint Lucian
Poet
Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Actress

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Saul WilliamsSaul Williams
29 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Poet

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

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist
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

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush
16 December 1945, Iranian
Thinker and Reformer
Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal
20 January 1925, Nicaraguan
Poet, Revolutionary, Politician, Priest

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

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
10 February 1934, New Zealander
Poet

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

Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
29 September 1961, Chilean
Poet, Publisher, Diplomat
Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955, Bangladeshi
Poet
Garth BrooksGarth Brooks
07 February 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Poet,

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963, German
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,

FishFish
25 April 1958, Scottish
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record
DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

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

Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar
17 January 1945, Indian
Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Poet, Lyricist,

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
24 December 1973, American
American fiction writer

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GulzarGulzar
18 August 1936, Indian
film director, film producer, screenwriter,
Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Politician
Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947, Japanese
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,
Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong
25 November 1965, American
Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Film director, Poet,

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

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

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

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

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

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

Dulce MaríaDulce María
06 December 1985, Mexican
Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television
Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist,

Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
24 March 1919, American
Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter,
Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
29 May 1982, Pakistani
Journalist, Writer, Poet

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian
08 April 1951, Mexican
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer
Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
22 June 1940, Iranian
Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Film
Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer

VairamuthuVairamuthu
13 July 1953, Indian
Author, Actor, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Win ButlerWin Butler
14 April 1980, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist
Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD, Japanese
Novelist

Dima BilanDima Bilan
24 December 1981, Russian
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Model
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil
05 September 1971, Indian
Poet, Writer, Lyricist, Songwriter

Karl KruszelnickiKarl Kruszelnicki
20 March 1948, Australian
Author

Julia CameronJulia Cameron
04 March 1948, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet
Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991, British
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film
Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972, Swedish
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet

Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
11 June 1934, Danish, French
Poet, Writer, Visual artist, Pianist

Billy CollinsBilly Collins
22 March 1941, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Bertrand CantatBertrand Cantat
05 March 1964, French
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist, Singer-songwriter,
Tuomas HolopainenTuomas Holopainen
25 December 1976, Finnish
Pianist, Composer, Poet, Record producer,

O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup
27 May 1931, Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar
13 July 1975, Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Songwriter

Chico BuarqueChico Buarque
19 June 1944, Brazilian
Singer, Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Jazz

Sonja YelichSonja Yelich
26 February 1965, New Zealander
Poet
Daisaku IkedaDaisaku Ikeda
02 January 1928, Japanese
Poet, Writer

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
22 September 1979, American
Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist
Keorapetse KgositsileKeorapetse Kgositsile
19 September 1938, South African
Poet, Journalist, Writer

Jonas MekasJonas Mekas
24 December 1922, Lithuanian, American
Film director, Poet, Writer

W. S. MerwinW. S. Merwin
30 September 1927, American
Poet, Writer, Translator
Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University

Roger McGoughRoger McGough
09 November 1937, British
Author, Writer
Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
18 October 1951, American
American author

Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya
07 November 1969, American
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter

SugathakumariSugathakumari
03 January 1934, Indian
Writer, Human rights activist, Children's writer

Carl AndreCarl Andre
16 September 1935, American
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Writer, Poet
Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov
22 February 1943, French, Russian
Writer, Dissident, Politician, Poet, Human rights

Leslie BricusseLeslie Bricusse
29 January 1931, British
Composer, Musician, Playwright, Lyricist,
Ben OkriBen Okri
15 March 1959, Nigerian
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Poet

Julia AlvarezJulia Alvarez
27 March 1950, American
American-Dominican poet

John AgardJohn Agard
21 June 1949, British
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Children's writer

Riaz Ahmed Gohar ShahiRiaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
25 November 1941, Pakistani
Writer, Poet
Robert BlyRobert Bly
23 December 1926, American
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer