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

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

Ron Cephas JonesRon Cephas Jones
08 January 1957, American
Actor
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams
29 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Poet

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
23 January 1930, Saint Lucian
Poet

Richard CabralRichard Cabral
28 August 1984, Mexican, American
Actor
Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Actress

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor

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

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

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

Georges LeBarGeorges LeBar
24 January 1973, Australian
Author
Garth BrooksGarth Brooks
07 February 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Poet,

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

Tamzin MerchantTamzin Merchant
04 March 1987, British
Actress

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

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963, German
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,
Stephen GyllenhaalStephen Gyllenhaal
04 October 1949, American
Director

GulzarGulzar
18 August 1936, Indian
film director, film producer, screenwriter,
John DoeJohn Doe
25 February 1953, American
Singer

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

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
American author of novels
Ashutosh RanaAshutosh Rana
10 November 1967, Indian
Actor

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Politician
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
24 December 1973, American
American fiction writer

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
15 January 1941, American
Singer
Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946, Indian, Pakistani
Actor

Nikolai GogolNikolai Gogol
31 March 1809, Russian
Playwright

John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet
Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American
singer

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947, Japanese
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,
Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress

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

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964, British
Actor
Talib KweliTalib Kweli
03 October 1975, American
Poet, Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,
Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973, American
Actor

Thurston MooreThurston Moore
25 July 1958, American
Musician

Jim CarrollJim Carroll
01 August 1949, American
Writer
Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer

Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong
25 November 1965, American
Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Film director, Poet,
Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author
Julia CameronJulia Cameron
04 March 1948, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

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

Bernie CaseyBernie Casey
08 June 1939, American
Actor

Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Singer
David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952, British
Singer

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

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist,

Lanny PoffoLanny Poffo
28 December 1954, Canadian, Italian, American
Wrestlers

Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer
Jim HarrisonJim Harrison
11 December 1937, American
Poet

Peter AbelardPeter Abelard
1079 AD, French
Theologian, Philosopher, Composer, Linguist, Poet,
Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian
08 April 1951, Mexican
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer

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

Ernest ClineErnest Cline
29 March 1972, American
Novelist
VairamuthuVairamuthu
13 July 1953, Indian
Author, Actor, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
Win ButlerWin Butler
14 April 1980, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist

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

Julian CopeJulian Cope
21 October 1957, Welsh
Singer-songwriter

John Perry BarlowJohn Perry Barlow
03 October 1947, American
Poet
Mary KarrMary Karr
16 January 1955, American
Poet

Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
24 March 1919, American
Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter,
Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist

Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara
02 January 1937, Indian
Film director, Poet, Writer
Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
11 June 1934, Danish, French
Poet, Writer, Visual artist, Pianist
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,