Shel Silverstein

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

Shel 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 -... more »

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  • geosalary protest group (1/11/2019 5:29:00 PM)

    what my boss did shocked me. I'm blown away that a student able to.......OOPS SORRY, I GUESS YOU GOT TO GO ON MOTHER F*CKIN GEOSALARY TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED.

  • edgerallan (1/9/2019 9:59:00 AM)

    what Elaine replied I'm blown away that a student able to earn $5519 in a few weeks on the internet.........

  • Joop Tulp (1/1/2019 3:19:00 PM)

    He creatief beautiful songs for dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

  • Prabir Gayen Prabir Gayen (12/14/2018 12:56:00 AM)

    Powerful vocalist par excellence.......

  • justanotherpieceoftrash (12/13/2018 1:03:00 PM)

    press x to rip in pepperonis shel

  • mgana (12/13/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    If you think Elaine`s story is unbelievable, , five weaks-ago my son in law basically made the small fortune of

    $4353 workin thirteen hours a week an their house and they're roomate's mother`s neighbour did this for 10-months

    and got a cheque for more than $4353 part-time from there laptop. applie the guide at this

  • Leslie (12/2/2018 10:39:00 AM)

    I love your poems I can't stop reading them

  • Jackson (11/28/2018 3:46:00 PM)

    You go Abigail, cCartney I’m A Big Fan of your work please make me a big stuffed worthog for my birthday or Christmas I Am turning 12

  • Micah K. (11/20/2018 1:58:00 PM)

    I know Shel Silverstein passed away quite awhile ago, but I really love his poems and I spend time disliking the people who think it's nice to even comment on his poems because they don't like them. So if you agree and you want this to stop, then like this to show we are a team!

  • nonya (11/19/2018 3:13:00 PM)

    im just liking all of yalls comments because im trying to be nice

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Best Poem of Shel Silverstein

Where The Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
and there the grass grows soft and white,
and there the sun burns crimson bright,
and there the moon-bird rests from his flight
to cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
and the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow
and watch where the chalk-white arrows go
to the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and ...

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