"When I discovered the financial poems of Michael Silverstein I was delighted." — Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post
Silverstein "is a humorous reminder of my days with Salomon Brothers." — Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York
"I was amused to discover this week that Wall Street has its own...poet laureate, Michael Silverstein." — Chris Ayres, The Times of London
"There are times that try investors' souls; so why not turn to poetry for consolation? That's the approach of Michael Silverstein." — San Antonio Express-News
Silverstein's work is "for well-versed financiers looking for a break from their perusal of ticker tapes and Bloomberg terminals...there is verse here for many an emotional business moment." — Melissa Allison, Chicago Tribune
Silverstein "...combines the brilliance of great literature with...humor that Wall Street is desperately lacking." — Inside Business
Silverstein's Newest Book of Financial Verse
His first book of satirical financial verse, Songs Of Wall Street (Running Press), won him a host of new fans, a profile in USAToday, and a regular spot on Minnesota Public Radios Morning Market Report. His newest book, Street Verse, 80 New Songs Of Wall Street (Diane Publishing) promises to win him an even wider audience.
Street Verse, lovingly illustrated by Kay Wood, is a 132-page paperback that offers an altogether unique and bitingly funny perspective on subjects ranging from market manipulators to labor & management issues to tax angst. Silversteins satiremuch of it done in the style of famous poets such as Shakespeare, Tennyson and Shelley, and famous satirists such as Gilbert & Sullivan and Ogden Nashcaptures the poetic humor (and pathos) of stocks, bonds, options, gold and real estate.