Poems in the Case by Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

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Note: This product is the book of Poems in the Case. If you want a ticket to the 7th Festival of Suffolk Poetry performance of an excerpt from the book, click here.


When participants gather at a poetry workshop in rural Kent they are looking forward to a preview of a collection of posthumously discovered, unpublished poems by the admired and much-missed poet Eric Jessop. Within a few days, however, tensions have arisen between members of the group—not least over doubts about the collection’s authenticity. When a very public confrontation is followed by two sudden and mysterious deaths, will poetic sensibility prove to be of any use in determining what really happened?

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Note: This product is the book of Poems in the Case. If you want a ticket to the 7th Festival of Suffolk Poetry performance of an excerpt from the book, click here.


When participants gather at a poetry workshop in rural Kent they are looking forward to a preview of a collection of posthumously discovered, unpublished poems by the admired and much-missed poet Eric Jessop. Within a few days, however, tensions have arisen between members of the group—not least over doubts about the collection’s authenticity. When a very public confrontation is followed by two sudden and mysterious deaths, will poetic sensibility prove to be of any use in determining what really happened?

Michael Bartholomew-Biggs’ Poems in the Case features poems by ten poets caught up in a classic detective story.


Michael Bartholomew-Biggs is a semi-retired mathematician but still active poet. He lives in London where he has for twenty years been a co-organiser, with Nancy Mattson, of the reading series Poetry in the Crypt. He is also poetry editor of the online magazine London Grip.

He has published five poetry chapbooks and four full collections, the most recent being The Man Who Wasn’t Ever Here (Wayleave Press, 2017), a speculative poetic biography of his Irish grandfather – and Poems in the Case (Shoestring 2018), a hybrid of poetry collection and murder mystery set in a writing retreat which features poems in ten different voices.