Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
|Founders||Donald Singer and Michael Hulse|
|Type||Health, humanities, history, education|
|Focus||Poetry and medicine|
The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was founded in 2009 by Donald Singer and 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".
The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine provides international awards for unpublished poems in English by any living poet. There are seven main awards in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Three awards are given for international health students or international Health Service-related professionals, including clinicians, educators, researchers, and biomedical scientists. Three awards are given for open international entries. The International Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets was launched in 2012, and is also given for an unpublished poem on a medical theme. The 2017 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was held in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School.
The 2010 and 2011 International Symposia on Poetry and Medicine and Hippocrates Awards generated the International Hippocrates Research Forum for Poetry and Medicine.
- Singer, Donald RJ; Michael Hulse (2010). "Poetry, medicine, and the International Hippocrates Prize". The Lancet. 375 (9719): 976–977. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60427-8. ISSN 0140-6736.
- Singer, Donald RJ. "Hippocrates Prize". Homepage. Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine.
- "Education news, resources and university jobs for the academic world". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
- Cunnane, Sarah. "Sheffield named 'University of the Year' at annual THE Awards". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
- "Warwick team inspired poetry competition win the Arts in the 2011 Times Higher Education awards, announced on 24 November 2011 in London.ns national award". .warwick.ac.uk. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
- "International Hippocrates Research Forum for Poetry and Medicine". Go.warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-13.