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“volumes of poetry” [ENGR] 

Over the years, we've seen a number of creative approaches to Sherlockian material through poetry.

For example, at one Autumn in Baker Street, we heard The Hound of the Baskervilles recited in the style of Robert Service. Isaac Asimov is legendary for his Sherlockian Limericks. Each BSI Weekend we look forward to the annual year-in-review poem in doggerel, written and performed by Al Rosenblatt, BSI ("Inspector Bradstreet") and Betsy Rosenblatt, BSI ("Lucy Ferrier").

And then there are the classics. Vincent Starrett's immortal "221B," which gave us the now-legendary phrase "it's always 1895," and is often recited at the conclusion to Sherlockian society meetings. Or another favorite meeting-closer, Bill Schweikert's moving "A Long Evening With Holmes." And the elusive and mysterious poetess laureate of the BSI, Helene Yuhasova.

Yes, we have plenty of poetry that touches on Sherlock Holmes. It's no mystery that when we link the heart and the mind, the magic happens – just like at Baker Street Elementary...

Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.