21st Century Poets
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Ron Cephas JonesRon Cephas Jones
08 January 1957, American
Actor

Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer
Saul WilliamsSaul Williams
29 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Poet

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Poet

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

Richard CabralRichard Cabral
28 August 1984, Mexican, American
Actor

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
23 January 1930, Saint Lucian
Poet
Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor

Peter HandkePeter Handke
06 December 1942, Austrian
Novelist

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist

Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Actress
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

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
Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal
20 January 1925, Nicaraguan
Poet, Revolutionary, Politician, Priest

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush
16 December 1945, Iranian
Thinker and Reformer
Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931, Swedish
Poet

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932, Israeli
Writer
Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
10 February 1934, New Zealander
Poet

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Georges LeBarGeorges LeBar
24 January 1973, Australian
Author
David WagonerDavid Wagoner
05 June 1926, American
Poet, Novelist, Professor

Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet

Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
29 September 1961, Chilean
Poet, Publisher, Diplomat

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955, Bangladeshi
Poet
JewelJewel
23 May 1974, American
Singer-Songwriter
Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Charles SalvadorCharles Salvador
06 December 1952, British
Poet, Autobiographer, Boxer

Michael MadsenMichael Madsen
25 September 1957, American
Actor

Keren PelesKeren Peles
11 March 1979, Israeli
Singer
Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress

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

Mod SunMod Sun
10 March 1987, American
Rapper

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963, German
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,
John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet

Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar
17 January 1945, Indian
Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Poet, Lyricist,
Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet

Ashutosh RanaAshutosh Rana
10 November 1967, Indian
Actor

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947, Japanese
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Stephen GyllenhaalStephen Gyllenhaal
04 October 1949, American
Director
Louise GlückLouise Glück
22 April 1943, American
Poet

Ernest ClineErnest Cline
29 March 1972, American
Novelist

Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
15 January 1941, American
Singer

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964, British
Actor
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

Serge MonastSerge Monast
1945 AD, Canadian
Journalist

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American
Poet

Jim CarrollJim Carroll
01 August 1949, American
Writer
Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946, Indian, Pakistani
Actor

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,
Derek William DickDerek William Dick
25 April 1958, Scottish
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet

Dean KoontzDean Koontz
09 July 1945, American
Novelist

Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973, American
Actor
Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor
Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer

Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Singer-songwriter
Talib KweliTalib Kweli
03 October 1975, American
Poet, Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer

Simon ArmitageSimon Armitage
26 May 1963, British
Poet
David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952, British
Singer

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,

Bernie CaseyBernie Casey
08 June 1939, American
Actor

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Angela Marie DiFrancoAngela Marie DiFranco
23 September 1970, American
Singer

Jeremy LloydJeremy Lloyd
22 July 1930, British
Writer

Julia CameronJulia Cameron
04 March 1948, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
22 June 1940, Iranian
Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Film

Tuomas HolopainenTuomas Holopainen
25 December 1976, Finnish
Pianist, Composer, Poet, Record producer,

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

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Writer

Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich
07 June 1954, American
Author
VairamuthuVairamuthu
13 July 1953, Indian
Author, Actor, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Habib TanvirHabib Tanvir
01 September 1923, Indian
Playwright
AkalaAkala
01 December 1983, British
Rapper

Win ButlerWin Butler
14 April 1980, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist
NonameNoname
18 September 1991, American
Rapper
Sir Thomas WyattSir Thomas Wyatt
1503 AD, British
Politician