2017 Open Category: Winnng and commended poets

SELECTED BY THE JUDGES

Neal Baer

Jorie Graham

Jackie Kay

Owen Lewis

Maya Catherine Popa


Biographies of the poets in the Open Category

Order the 2017 Hippocrates Anthology of 60 winning and commended poems

2017 FPM HIPPOCRATES OPEN FIRST PRIZE  
Alisha Kaplan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
Coming Off Eight Years of Escitalopram

2017 FPM HIPPOCRATES OPEN SECOND PRIZE
Claire Collison, London, England  The Ladies’ Pond

2017 FPM HIPPOCRATES OPEN THIRD PRIZE
Rosie Jackson, Trudoxhill, Somerset, England  A Ward Sister Remembers the Spencers


COMMENDED POEMS

Polly Atkin, Ambleside, Cumbria, England  On this Island

Janice Caroline Booth, Swindon, England  The Art of Dying

Hannah Copley, Hertford, England  Fixation

Hannah Copley, Hertford, England  On admittance to the Glasgow Hospital for Fallen Women in 1933, where there are no Mothers

Rob Evans, Staines, Middlesex, England  CT Scan

Elsa Fischer, Bern, Switzerland  Covering your Breasts

Nicola Healey, Buckinghamshire, England  Visiting Hours

Laurie Clements Lambeth, Houston, Texas, USA  Self-Portrait with Barium: Dysphagia Swallow

Michael Mack, Cambridge, MA, USA  Glass Houses

Elisabeth Murawski, Alexandria, Virginia, USA  Heat

Kate Nitze, San Francisco, CA, USA  Goodbye Letter for Bed 3

Ilse Pedler, Saffron Walden, England  The Thief

Robert Morrison Randolph, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, USA  All Our Names

Lesley Saunders, Slough, England  Ice Maiden

Lesley Saunders, Slough, England  The Hare-lip

Joyce Schmid, Palo Alto, CA, USA  Pigmented Nevus

Mary-Patrice Woehling, Whitestone, NY, USA  Cannoli


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