Shel Silverstein — American Poet born on September 25, 1930, died on May 10, 1999

Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies... (wikipedia)