Poet Of the Month–Shel Silverstein

Our First poet of the month is Shel Silverstein. Shel has beautiful poetry and I am gonna tell you a bit about him. He was born On September 25th 1930 is Chicago, Illinois. Shel was in the army in 1950 and served in Korea and Japan. Shel liked drawing cartoons later in life and some of his cartoons were published in magazines making him more well known. His start was being featured in the Playboy magazine. Shel soon started writing goofy poems and published many inspiring poem books. I especially love the book Where The Sidewalk Ends.

Some of his books are listed below.

  • The Giving Tree
  • Where The Sidewalk Ends
  • The Light in the Attic
  • Falling Up
  • The Missing Piece
  • Everything On It
  • Runny Babbit
  • Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back
  • A Giraffe And A Half
  • The Missing Piece Meets The Big O
  • Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book
  • Who Wants A Cheap Rhinoceros
  • Don’t Bump The Glump
  • Different Dances

Those are just some of this amazing poets books. Until May 5th, a month from now… Shel has the spotlight all on him. Check out one of his books at a local library and read the creativity of our poet of the month. Until next time.

-Ranada 🙂

One thought on “Poet Of the Month–Shel Silverstein

  1. Nice job Ranada!! You did it! I know you didn’t love the idea, but it’s great to look at other poets from time to time. Like I told you before, Maya Angelou is my favorite. You are a terrific young poet already, so studying some of the greats will only make you that much better!


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