21st Century Poets
Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist
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

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

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

Richard CabralRichard Cabral
28 August 1984, Mexican, American
Actor
Saul WilliamsSaul Williams
29 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Poet

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 
Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor

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

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
23 January 1930, Saint Lucian
Poet
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

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

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal
20 January 1925, Nicaraguan
Poet, Revolutionary, Politician, Priest
Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet

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
Georges LeBarGeorges LeBar
24 January 1973, Australian
Author

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

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress

Michael MadsenMichael Madsen
25 September 1957, American
Actor

James AveryJames Avery
27 November 1945, American
Film actor
GulzarGulzar
18 August 1936, Indian
film director, film producer, screenwriter,
Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar
17 January 1945, Indian
Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Poet, Lyricist,

Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946, Indian, Pakistani
Actor

Ashutosh RanaAshutosh Rana
10 November 1967, Indian
Actor

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
Author

John DoeJohn Doe
25 February 1953, American
Singer

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer-songwriter

Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963, German
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

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

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947, Japanese
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,
Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
15 January 1941, American
Singer

Stephen GyllenhaalStephen Gyllenhaal
04 October 1949, American
Director
Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964, British
Actor

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

Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973, American
Actor

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Politician

Dean KoontzDean Koontz
09 July 1945, American
Novelist
Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer

John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet

Dulce MaríaDulce María
06 December 1985, Mexican
Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,

Jim CarrollJim Carroll
01 August 1949, American
Writer
Thurston MooreThurston Moore
25 July 1958, American
Musician

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet
Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar
12 July 1975, Indian
Poet

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,
Win ButlerWin Butler
14 April 1980, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist

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

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet
Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Singer-songwriter

Ernest ClineErnest Cline
29 March 1972, American
Novelist
SugathakumariSugathakumari
03 January 1934, Indian
Writer, Human rights activist, Children's writer

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author

David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952, British
Singer

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist,
Ishmael ReedIshmael Reed
22 February 1938, American
Poet
Bernie CaseyBernie Casey
08 June 1939, American
Actor

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

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

Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil
05 September 1971, Indian
Poet, Writer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Karl KruszelnickiKarl Kruszelnicki
20 March 1948, Australian
Author

Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian
08 April 1951, Mexican
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer

Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich
07 June 1954, American
Author

K'naanK'naan
30 May 1978, Canadian, Somalian
Poet

O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup
27 May 1931, Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Edna O'BrienEdna O'Brien
15 December 1930, Irish
Novelist

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Madeleine L'EngleMadeleine L'Engle
29 November 1918, American
Author
Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,
Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor