Shel Silverstein lives on with collection of previously unreleased poems

shel-silverstein-new-book.jpgTwelve years after his death, there's a new book of poems from noted children's author Shel Silverstein.

The collection, entitled "Every Thing On It," offers 145 previously unreleased poems with typical Silverstein-esque titles like "Italian Food" and "Dirty Clothes."

Silverstein had prolific career, publishing nearly 20 books including "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic." In addition to these books, which sold in excess of 20 million copies, Silverstein recorded more than 10 albums, received a Grammy and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Toni Markiet, editor of book, worked for years alongside the author. She tells NPR that Silvestein was a stickler for details.

She says. "I think one of the reasons his books are still so immensely popular after almost 50 years is that every tiny detail was considered."

And now there's one more to add to the library.
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