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23 Jul 2009, 7:43 pm

I remember as a child in my early teens reading this book full of poetry and ink drawings. There was no color, just ink drawings. The artwork had a grungy look to it, almost as if the artist drew really fast and splashes of ink would land on the paper. The poetry was woven into the artwork so that each page had a bit of poetry which the artwork complimented. I think the poet was named "Robert"? Can someone please help me?


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23 Jul 2009, 9:46 pm

hmm. the first thing that popped into my head was the children's book by Maya Angelou using Jean-Paul Basquiat's artwork as illustration. but that was in color. the artwork is very raw, vivid, though. intentionally rough-looking.


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23 Jul 2009, 9:55 pm

Oh my god! I found them! Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up. All by Shel Silverstein! :D

Wow. a memory rush! :)


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23 Jul 2009, 11:31 pm

kxmode wrote:
Oh my god! I found them! Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up. All by Shel Silverstein! :D

Wow. a memory rush! :)


Ah yes, Shel Silverstein ! ! An unsung genius. Wrote "Sarah Cynthis Slyvia Stout Would not Tke The Garbade Out"

I miss him ....


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24 Jul 2009, 12:59 am

kxmode wrote:
Oh my god! I found them! Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up. All by Shel Silverstein! :D

Wow. a memory rush! :)


I remember reading his books as a child. Really creative and weird to say the least, but some great poetry.



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24 Jul 2009, 8:55 am

Everybody's got one, but Stacy Jones got two - Shel Silverstien..;) yeah, he was a cartoonist as well.



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24 Jul 2009, 4:49 pm

kxmode wrote:
Oh my god! I found them! Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up. All by Shel Silverstein! :D

Wow. a memory rush! :)


That's who I was gonna suggest when I read your post. I loved his books when I was younger.



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24 Jul 2009, 5:28 pm

He couldn't be Ralph Steadman who did on alot of Hunter S Thompson's books