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S is for Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

Sheldon ‘Shel’ Silverstein was multi-talented – a poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter and children’s author – and yet he is possibly best remembered as the writer of ‘A Boy Named Sue‘.

Born into a Jewish family in Chicago in 1930, Silverstein attended Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and Roosevelt University after being expelled from the University of Illinois and then served in the US Army draft in Japan and Korea as a draftee. Read more ›››