Sheldon Allan Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

Sheldon Allan Silverstein
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As Edwin McDowell reported in the New York Times Book Review (8 Nov 1981), Silverstein "for several years now... has refused interviews and publicity tours, and he even asked his publisher not to give out any biographical information about him." What is known about Silverstein, however, is that he was born in Chicago (Illinois) in 1932, is divorced and has one daughter. Most of what is known about his views and opinions, aside from what may be interpreted from his works, comes from a Publisher's Weekly (24 Feb 1975) interview with Jean F. Mercier. Silverstein discussed the roots of his career in his childhood with Mercier:

"When I was a kid - 12, 14, around there - I would much ... more »

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  • John Brown (7/28/2014 1:20:00 AM)

    i really like his poems there funny but make you think

  • Rookie - 19 Points Goldheart Bird (8/21/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    I love his poems! I never read his books before though I might check some out at the libarie!

  • Rookie - 19 Points Artemis Gutierrez (9/10/2012 7:45:00 PM)

    I love you his poems! He's Awesome! I read almost all of his poem books. I'm his #1 fan.

  • Rookie - 19 Points Jessica Gaudette (12/17/2011 2:46:00 PM)

    I agree. My brother, dad and I used to buy his books for my moms birthday, which is the day after Christmas, and she has memorized so many of his poems! I recently found one we hadn't seen before, and it's waiting all wrapped up for her birthday!

  • Rookie - 19 Points Rimjhim Singh (9/2/2011 1:27:00 PM)

    shel silverstein= <3
    his poems coloured my childhood.

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