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Shel Silverstein 

Fun Fact

Silverstein wrote the Johnny Cash hit, “A Boy Named Sue.” 
Shel Silverstein 
Poet, songwriter 
Born: 9/19/1932 
Location: Grant Hospital, Chicago 
Hometown: Chicago 
Grammar School:  
High School: Roosevelt High School, Chicago 
Died:  5/10/1999 
Shel Silverstein began writing poetry as a young boy, later saying he was grateful that he was not influenced by the “greats” of poetry at this time because it allowed him to develop his own style. In addition to writing poetry and lyrics, Silverstein was a cartoonist and composer. His collection of work remains popular with children today.