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

Ron Cephas JonesRon Cephas Jones
08 January 1957, American
Actor

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams
29 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Poet
Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Poet

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

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

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor

Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Actress

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist
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

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931, Swedish
Poet

Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal
20 January 1925, Nicaraguan
Poet, Revolutionary, Politician, Priest
Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush
16 December 1945, Iranian
Thinker and Reformer
Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

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

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

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955, Bangladeshi
Poet

Louise GlückLouise Glück
22 April 1943, American
Poet
Ashutosh RanaAshutosh Rana
10 November 1967, Indian
Actor
Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress

James AveryJames Avery
27 November 1945, American
Film actor

Michael MadsenMichael Madsen
25 September 1957, American
Actor

Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor
DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

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

Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946, Indian, Pakistani
Actor

John DoeJohn Doe
25 February 1953, American
Singer

Mod SunMod Sun
10 March 1987, American
Rapper
Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963, German
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,

Dulce MaríaDulce María
06 December 1985, Mexican
Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer-songwriter

Stephen GyllenhaalStephen Gyllenhaal
04 October 1949, American
Director
Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947, Japanese
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
15 January 1941, American
Singer
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
24 August 1951, American
Novelist

Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress

John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964, British
Actor
Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriAkkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
18 March 1926, Indian
Author

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

Dean KoontzDean Koontz
09 July 1945, American
Novelist

Talib KweliTalib Kweli
03 October 1975, American
Poet, Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer
Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973, American
Actor

Jim CarrollJim Carroll
01 August 1949, American
Writer
Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet

Thurston MooreThurston Moore
25 July 1958, American
Musician

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer
Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,
Serge MonastSerge Monast
1945 AD, Canadian
Journalist

Win ButlerWin Butler
14 April 1980, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet

Bernie CaseyBernie Casey
08 June 1939, American
Actor
Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Singer-songwriter

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author

Jeremy LloydJeremy Lloyd
22 July 1930, British
Writer

David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952, British
Singer
Ernest ClineErnest Cline
29 March 1972, American
Novelist
Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Writer

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

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

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

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

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

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet

Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991, British
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich
07 June 1954, American
Author
Zindzi MandelaZindzi Mandela
23 December 1960, South African
Diplomat

Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian
08 April 1951, Mexican
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer
Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor
K'naanK'naan
30 May 1978, Canadian, Somalian
Poet