Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2012 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

I entered this last year with what I thought/think is a really strong poem and got nowhere. Just saying.

Entries are now open for the 2012 Hippocrates Prize for poetry and medicine, which is for unpublished poems in English.  Judges for the 2012 Hippocrates Awards are New York poet and critic Marilyn Hacker, medical scientist Professor Rod Flower FRS and BBC broadcaster and journalist Martha Kearney. Awards will be presented in London on Saturday May 12th 2012, at the 3rd International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine, to be held at the Wellcome Collection rooms in London. During the 2012 Symposium, there will be readings by Jo Shapcott, Past-President of the Poetry Society, and US poet and 2012 Hippocrates awards judge, Marilyn Hacker

The Hippocrates Awards

With a 1st prize for the winning poem in each category of £5,000, the Hippocrates prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. In its first 2 years, the Hippocrates Prize attracted around 3000 entries from 31 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia. Awards are in an Open category, which anyone in the world may enter, and an NHS category, which is open to UK National Health Service employees, health students and those working in professional organisations involved in education and training of NHS students and staff.
Co-organizers are poet and translator Michael Hulse and post-doctoral humanities researcher Sorcha Gunne. 

Details here


Kat Mortensen said...

Well, that doesn't incline me to throw my hat in the ring. If your work wasn't recognized, mine doesn't stand a hope in hades!

Emerging Writer said...

I don't believe that for a minute, Kat. It's all a bit of a gamble on the homerun and the topic you choose may hit a nerve. (geddit?)

Kat Mortensen said...

Some reference to Hippocrates? How about my Achilles heel?