Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

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Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
Hippocrates Prize logo.jpg
Founded 2009
Founders Donald Singer and Michael Hulse
Type Health, Humanities, History, Education
Focus Poetry and Medicine
Website www.hippocrates-poetry.org

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was founded in 2009 by Donald Singer, a clinical professor, and poet and translator Michael Hulse. The founders "wished to draw together national and international perspectives on three major historical and contemporary themes uniting the disciplines of poetry and medicine: medicine as inspiration for the writings of poets; effects of poetic creativity on the experience of illness by patients, their families, friends, and carers; and poetry as therapy".[1]

Background[edit]

One award is given for UK health students and National Health Service-related professionals, including educators, researchers, and biomedical scientists. A second, the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, is an international award for unpublished poems in English by any living poet. The International Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets[2] was launched in 2012, also given for an unpublished poem on a medical theme.

The Hippocrates poetry and medicine initiative was awarded the 2011 Times Higher Education award for Excellence and Innovation.[3][4][5] This aims to recognise the collaborative and interdisciplinary work that is taking place in universities to promote the arts. Entries were open to teams from all higher education institutions in the UK.

The 2010 and 2011 International Symposia on Poetry and Medicine and Hippocrates Awards generated the International Hippocrates Research Forum for Poetry and Medicine.[6]

2010[edit]

Founding judges were Dannie Abse, James Naughtie and Bruce Keogh. The inaugural 2010 awards were presented by the judges at a ceremony at an International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine[7] at the University of Warwick. Each winner was awarded £5,000.[8]

There were over 1600 entries from 31 countries. The inaugural International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine and International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine were supported by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study, and the Wellcome Trust.[9]

Symposium themes included history of poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry as inspiration for professional poets, doctor poets and poetry and HIV/AIDS in South Africa.[10] An anthology of the 46 winning and commended poems in the Open International and United Kingdom NHS categories has been published.[11][12]

2010 Winners[edit]

Open International Awards:[13][14][15][16]

  • 1st Prize: C. K. Stead (Auckland, New Zealand) - "Ischaemia"
  • 2nd Prize: Siân Hughes (Banbury, England) - "Treatments"
  • 3rd Prize: Pauline Stainer (Hadleigh, Suffolk, England) - "Insight"

NHS Awards:[13]

  • 1st Prize: Wendy French (London, England) - "It's about a man"
  • 2nd Prize: Alex Josephy (London, England) - "The corridor"
  • 3rd Prize: Edward Picot (Kent, England) - "Time to get ready"

2011[edit]

The judges for the 2011 Prize were Stephen P. Field, Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Poet Gwyneth Lewis and journalist Mark Lawson. There were around 1500 entries from 23 countries. The 40 Commendations[17] in the 2011 Hippocrates Prize were awarded to entries from Canada (1), England (29), New Zealand (1), Scotland (2) and the USA (7).[7][18][19][20] The 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was supported by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, HTI Heads Teachers and Industry and the Cardiovascular Research Trust. An anthology of the 46 winning and commended poems in the Open and NHS categories was published in May 2011.[21]

2011 Winners[edit]

Open International Awards:[22]

  • 1st Prize: Michael Henry (Cheltenham, England) - "The Patella Hammer"
  • 2nd Prize: Cheryl Moskowitz (London, England) - "Correspondence with the Care Home"
  • 3rd Prize: Johanna Emeney (Albany, New Zealand) - "Radiologist's Report"

NHS Awards:[22]

  • 1st Prize: Paula Cunningham (Belfast, N Ireland) - "The Chief Radiographer Considers"
  • 2nd Prize: Wendy French (London, England) - "The Doctor's Wife"
  • 3rd Prize: Sandy Goldbeck-Wood[23] (Cambridge, England) - "Inappropriate ADH"

2012[edit]

The judges for the 2012 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine were poet Marilyn Hacker, scientist Rod Flower and journalist Martha Kearney.[24] There were over a thousand entries from 23 countries. The 40 commendations in the 2012 Hippocrates Prize were awarded to entries from Australia (2), New Zealand (1), the United Sattes (7), and the United Kingdom (30).[25]

2012 Winners[edit]

Open International Awards:[25][26]

  • 1st Prize: Mary Bush, Celina, Texas - "Women’s Work"[27]
  • 2nd Prize: Shelley McAlister, Isle of Wight - "Los Subiros"
  • 3rd Prize: Kelly Grovier, Aberystwyth - "The Edwin Smith papyrus"

NHS Awards:[25]

  • 1st Prize: Nick MacKinnon, Winchester - "Claybury".[28]
  • 2nd Prize: Andy Jackson, Dundee - "Allogeneic"
  • 3rd Prize: Jane Kirwan, London/Prague - "Mr Blatný perseveres"

2013[edit]

The judges for the 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine Open and NHS awards were poet Jo Shapcott, writer and Science Museums' Director Roger Highfield, and psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple.[29]

In 2012, Donald Singer and Michael Hulse launched an annual Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets aged 14–18 years from anywhere in the world for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines in English on a medical theme.[2] The 2013 Hippocrates £500 Prize for Young Poets was judged by English poet and playwright Clare Pollard.[30]

The 2013 Hippocrates Awards were announced at the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine[31] in London on 18 May 2013. In the 2013 Awards, the 38 commended entries were from England (26), Ireland (1), Israel (1), Scotland (2), Wales (1) and USA (7).

2013 Winners[edit]

Young Poets Category[32][33]

  • Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis - Rosalind Jana,[34][35] Hereford Sixth Form College, Hereford, England

Open International Category[36]

  • 1st Prize: Morbidity and mortality rounds - Rafael Campo,[37][38] Brookline MA, USA
  • 2nd Prize: At the Children's Hospital - Liam Corley, Riverside CA, USA
  • 2nd Prize: Tooth - Matthew Barton, Bristol, Avon, England
  • 2nd Prize: Wild - Sue Wootton, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

NHS Category[36]

  • 1st Prize: Downs - Mary V Williams,[39] Market Drayton, Shropshire, England
  • 2nd Prize: Birds - Ann Elisabeth Gray, Liskeard, Cornwall, England
  • 3rd Prize: Biopsy - Ann Lilian Jay, Nr LLandysul, Ceredigion, Wales
  • 3rd Prize: Emergency Call - Ian McDowell, London, England
  • 3rd Prize: The New Man - Bella Madden, Milton Keynes, Bucks, England

2014[edit]

Judges for the 2014 Open and NHS Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine are poet Philip Gross, barrister Robert Francis.[40] and Mumsnet editor Sarah Crown.[41] The 2014 Hippocrates £500 Prize for Young Poets will be judged by English poet Kit Wright.[42]

The 2014 Hippocrates Awards were presented by judges Robert Francis QC and Philip Gross at the 5th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine in London on Saturday 10 May 2014.[43]

2014 Winners[edit]

Young Poet category[32][43][44]

  • Winner: Conor McKee, Tonbridge, England - "I Will Not Cut for Stone"
  • Commended: Joseph Davison-Duddles, Stockton-on-Tees, England - "Nothing Happened"
  • Commended: Molly Garbutt, Tenbury, England - "Cadaver"
  • Commended: Talin Tahajian, Belmont, MA, USA - "Dream in which the moon is replaced by my grandfather’s lymphoma tumor"

Open International Category [32][45]

  • 1st Prize: Jane Draycott, Henley-on-Thames, England - "The Return"
  • 2nd Prize: Ailsa Holland, Macclesfield, England - "Weekend"
  • 3rd Prize: Stephanie Gangi, New York City, USA - "Four"
  • 3rd Prize: Karel Nel, Hartbeespoort, South Africa - "Intensive Care"

NHS category [32][46]

  • 1st Prize: Ellen Storm, Liverpool - "Out of Hospital Arrest"
  • 2nd Prize: Valerie Laws, Whitley Bay - "Acute Mountain Sickness: Everest"
  • 3rd Prize: Paula Cunningham, Belfast - "A History of Snow"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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