New Shel Silverstein book!

I had a wonderful surprise late last month when I turned on the radio: Shel Silverstein poems I had never heard before!  His family had gone through his files selecting poems and drawings and putting together a new book:

Every Thing On It
Every Thing On It: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein.

If you’re a fan, listen to the interview.  It’s a real joy to hear the poet’s family reading some of his poems, including the final (rather poignant) “When I am Gone.”

“When I am gone, what will you do?

Who will write and draw for you?

Someone smarter– someone new?

Someone better– maybe YOU!”

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