How many poems did Shel Silverstein write in his lifetime?
Several hundred, though most of them were short - one or two four-lined stanzas, and many are not suitable for polite company
Beloved children's' author, Shel Silverstein, began writing when he was twelve years old. During his service in the Korean War, Shel did cartoons for the military publication â??Stars and Stripesâ??. After the war, he worked for â??Playboyâ?? as a cartoonist, but based on his skill at writing a series of poems and books , he was encouraged to write children'sâ?? literature.