9 Dec 2020. Poems to Live for 8: 10 year Anthology for the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine - part 2. 

Wednesday 9th December 2020  9pm UK time

Click here to watch the recording of Part 1 of the launch from Wednesday 4th November 2020


Poems to Live for: Session 8

Chairs: Michael Hulse and Donald Singer

Launch of the 10 year Anthology for the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Readings by the winning poets - 2015 to 2019

2013 Sue Wootton, Dunedin, New Zealand    Wild

2013 Mary Williams, Market Drayton, England    Downs

2015 Kate Compston, Cornwall, England   Lovely Young Consultant Charms My Husband

2015 Carole Bromley, York, England    On Hearing for the First Time 

2015 Rowena Warwick, Thame, England   Mrs Noone

2016 Denise Bundred, Surrey, England    A Cardiologist Seeks Certainty

2019 Denise Bundred, Surrey, England    Addressing a Fetal Heart

2016 Chris Woods, Bury, England       Blood Pressure Monitors

2016 Karen Schofield, Crewe, England      Community Medicine 1974

2016 Owen Lewis, New York, NY, USA  At Tribeca’s Edge

2016 Anne Ryland, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England   Anna’s Left Hand

2016 Jane McLaughlin, London, England    Poetry Takes up the Neurosurgeon

2017 Kathy D’Arcy, Cork, Ireland    Inside

2017 Iora Dawes, Stafford, England    Children’s Ward Week Two

2017 Alisha Kaplan, Toronto, Canada    Coming Off Eight Years of Escitalopram

2017 Claire Collison, London, England (tbc)    The Ladies’ Pond

2017 Rosie Jackson, Trudoxhill, England    A Ward Sister Remembers the Spencers

2018 Emma Storr, Leeds, England    Six Week Check

2018 Raphael Dagold, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan    Pharmacology

2019 Rebecca Byrne, County Carlow, Ireland  The Butcher's Doll

2019 Claudia Daventry, St Andrews, Scotland    for my Valentine in an fMRI scanner 

2019 Simon Rae, Powys, Wales    The Wheelhouse

2019 Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Pennsylvania, USA    Excision

2019 Michael Swan, Oxon, England    Advice to a Medical Student


For future sessions, we welcome suggestions of poems (out of copyright and not your own) you would like read or to read yourself. Please email us as soon as possible with your suggestions. We can’t promise to use all readings or suggestions but we shall use as many as possible.

It must not be your own AND must be out of copyright. 

For example for literary works:
UK copyright continues for 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work [including translator] dies.*

For the UK, if  the author is unknown, copyright will last for 70 years from end of the calendar year in which the work was created, although if it is made available to the public during that time, (by publication, authorised performance, broadcast, exhibition, etc.), then the duration will be 70 years from the end of the year that the work was first made available.

For the US copyright endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author’s death [including translator]. 

For the US, in the case of an anonymous work, a pseudonymous work, or a work made for hire, the copyright endures for a term of 95 years from the year of its first publication, or a term of 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first. 

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