in no particular order:
Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music/Rumbleseat/Chuck Ragan (among others)
-somehow chuck always was able to infuse punk rock emotion into old time wisdom and positive vibes. I've always loved him for it. And i still do.
John K Samson (Weakerthans, Propagandhi (like 2 songs))
-approachable poetry about the day to day and insight into the human condition from the point of view of cats.
Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou)
-just awesome. i dunno what to say about it. obscure religious references and subtle Christianity make him a winner in my book.