Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Poets, including Dulce María, Charles Salvador, Fish, Morrissey and Stephenie Meyer

21st Century Poets
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

15 September 1977

Enugu, Nigeria

Nigerian

Virgo

Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Kolkata

Indian

Gemini

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates

16 June 1938

Lockport, New York, U.S.

American

Gemini

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie

07 October 1966

Spokane

American

Libra

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

Glasgow

British

Capricorn

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi

22 November 1969

Rasht

French,Iranian

Scorpio

Wendell BerryWendell Berry

05 August 1934

Henry County

American

Leo

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott

23 January 1930

Castries, Saint Lucia

Saint Lucian

Aquarius

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams

29 February 1972

Newburgh, New York, USA

American

Pisces

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Colombo

Canadian

Virgo

Herta MüllerHerta Müller

17 August 1953

Nițchidorf

German

Leo

Gary SnyderGary Snyder

08 May 1930

San Francisco

American

Taurus

John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

London Borough of Hackney

British

Scorpio

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver

08 April 1955

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

American

Aries

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous

05 June 1937

Oran

Algerian

Gemini

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer

15 April 1931

Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish

Aries

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush

16 December 1945

Tehran

Iranian

Sagittarius

Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal

20 January 1925

Granada

Nicaraguan

Capricorn

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi

13 April 1953

Constantine

Algerian

Aries

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock

10 February 1934

Auckland

New Zealander

Aquarius

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld

16 February 1932

Zhadova, near Czernowitz, Romania (now Ukraine)

Israeli

Aquarius

Charles SimicCharles Simic

09 May 1938

Belgrade

American

Taurus

David WagonerDavid Wagoner

05 June 1926

Massillon, Ohio

American

Gemini

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari

06 October 1955

East Pakistan

Bangladeshi

Libra

Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor

29 September 1961

Concepción

Chilean

Libra

Dulce MaríaDulce María

06 December 1985

Mexico City

Mexican

Sagittarius

Charles SalvadorCharles Salvador

06 December 1952

Luton

British

Sagittarius

FishFish

25 April 1958

Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

Scottish

Taurus

MorrisseyMorrissey

22 May 1959

Manchester

British

Gemini

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer

24 December 1973

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Capricorn

Van MorrisonVan Morrison

31 August 1945

Belfast

Northern Irish

Virgo

Sean LennonSean Lennon

09 October 1975

New York City

American

Libra

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin

21 October 1929

Berkeley, California, United States

American

Libra

Garth BrooksGarth Brooks

07 February 1962

Tulsa

American

Aquarius

Art GarfunkelArt Garfunkel

05 November 1941

Forest Hills

American

Scorpio

Todd RundgrenTodd Rundgren

22 June 1948

Upper Darby Township

American

Cancer

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot

17 November 1938

Orillia

Canadian

Scorpio

Pete DohertyPete Doherty

12 March 1979

Hexham

Pisces

DonovanDonovan

10 May 1946

Glasgow

British

Taurus

Billy CorganBilly Corgan

17 March 1967

Elk Grove Village

American

Pisces

Till LindemannTill Lindemann

04 January 1963

Leipzig

German

Capricorn

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr

31 October 1963

Manchester

British

Scorpio

Jill ScottJill Scott

04 April 1972

Philadelphia

American

Aries

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq

26 February 1956

Saint-Pierre

French

Pisces

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano

18 January 1947

Adachi-ku

Japanese

Capricorn

Talib KweliTalib Kweli

03 October 1975

New York City

American

Libra

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer

12 September 1961

Montreal

French

Virgo

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki

02 October 1978

Fukuoka

Japanese

Libra

Sue GraftonSue Grafton

24 April 1940

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Taurus

Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar

17 January 1945

Khairabad, Sitapur

Indian

Capricorn

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin

22 May 1950

Sleaford

British

Gemini

GulzarGulzar

18 August 1936

Dina, Pakistan

Indian

Leo

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin

25 August 1962

Mymensingh

Bangladeshi

Virgo

Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong

25 November 1965

Berkeley

American

Sagittarius

Michael RosenMichael Rosen

07 May 1946

Harrow

British

Taurus

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes

01 April 1960

London

British

Aries

Win ButlerWin Butler

14 April 1980

Houston

American

Aries

Tuomas HolopainenTuomas Holopainen

25 December 1976

Kitee

Finnish

Capricorn

Mary OliverMary Oliver

10 September 1935

Maple Heights

American

Virgo

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan

18 October 1951

Port Huron, Michigan, United States

American

Libra

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva

24 February 1927

27 January 2017

Cheniménil

French

Pisces

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami

22 June 1940

04 July 2016

Tehran

Cancer

Eldar RyazanovEldar Ryazanov

18 November 1927

29 November 2015

Samara

Russian

Scorpio

Julia AlvarezJulia Alvarez

27 March 1950

New York City, New York, United States

American

Aries

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu

0973 AD

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Japanese

Nik KershawNik Kershaw

01 March 1958

Bristol

British

Pisces

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah

15 April 1958

Birmingham

British

Aries

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown

28 November 1944

Hanover

American

Sagittarius

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick

30 April 1924

Chicago

American

Taurus

Michael McClureMichael McClure

20 October 1932

Marysville

American

Libra

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn

22 September 1979

Los Angeles

American

Virgo

Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark

11 June 1934

Talence

Danish,French

Gemini

Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti

24 March 1919

Yonkers

American

Aries

Diana VickersDiana Vickers

30 July 1991

Blackburn

British

Leo

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni

07 June 1943

Knoxville

American

Gemini

Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian

08 April 1951

13 July 2015

Guerrero

Mexican

Aries

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto

29 May 1982

Kabul

Pakistani

Gemini

Dima BilanDima Bilan

24 December 1981

Ust-Dzheguta

Russian

Capricorn

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren

19 May 1972

Gothenburg

Swedish

Taurus

Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil

05 September 1971

India

Indian

Virgo

Eileen MylesEileen Myles

1949 AD

Cambridge

American

VairamuthuVairamuthu

13 July 1953

Vadugapatti, Theni

Indian

Cancer

Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara

02 January 1937

Gokak

Indian

Capricorn

Billy CollinsBilly Collins

22 March 1941

New York City

American

Aries

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas

10 February 1970

Pilkhuwa

Indian

Aquarius

Julia CameronJulia Cameron

04 March 1948

Libertyville

American

Pisces

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila

14 March 1972

Imphal

Indian

Pisces

C. Narayana ReddyC. Narayana Reddy

29 July 1931

Karimnagar district

Indian

Leo

Shane KoyczanShane Koyczan

22 May 1976

Yellowknife

Canadian

Gemini

Ben OkriBen Okri

15 March 1959

Minna, Nigeria

Nigerian

Pisces

Leslie BricusseLeslie Bricusse

29 January 1931

London

British

Aquarius

Daisaku IkedaDaisaku Ikeda

02 January 1928

Ōta-ku

Japanese

Capricorn

Jamiluddin AaliJamiluddin Aali

20 January 1926

23 November 2015

Delhi

Pakistani

Capricorn

O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup

27 May 1931

13 February 2016

Chavara

Indian

Gemini

Jonas MekasJonas Mekas

24 December 1922

Biržai

Lithuanian,American

Capricorn

Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya

07 November 1969

Austin

American

Scorpio

Ernest J. GainesErnest J. Gaines

15 January 1933

Oscar, Louisiana, United States

American

Capricorn

John AshberyJohn Ashbery

28 July 1927

Rochester

American

Leo

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