20 Times Children’s Poet Shel Silverstein Basically Explained Life December 18, 2016 By Luckily Share, Like and Follow Us! . Sheldon Allan Silverstein, better known as Shel Silverstein, was an American poet, singer, songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children’s books. . Click on image to continue reading. Your FREE eBookUplifting InspirationsLiving An Inspired Life! I agree to have my personal information transfered to GetResponse ( more information ) Enter your first name and emailGuaranteed 100% Spam-Free Share, Like and Follow Us!