2022 Hippocrates Prize Young Poets Shortlist

Young Poets: Shortlist

A Horse Dreams of Beethoven
Daniel Boyko  New Jersey, United States

Red Tide
Daniel Boyko   New Jersey, United States

paean
Kaylee Chen  South Carolina, United States

Deranged Sestina// Or to Outdress a Coffin & Name it Self-Harm
Samuel Nnadi   Nigeria

And Kicking
Arjun Ram   London, England


Young Poets: Honorable Mention

A Hospital Room
Abigail Fang  California, United States

Elegy for a Beached Dog, Demented
Yong-Yu Huang   Penang, Malaysia

In Remembrance
Fiona Lu   California, United States


Biographies and inspiration for the poems

Nnadi Samuel

Nnadi Samuel (he/him/his) is an aboriginal youth & student of a Prestigious College. Winner of the Miracle Monocle Award for Ambitious Student Writers 2021(University of Louisville), Penrose Poetry Prize 2021, Lakefly Poetry Contest 2021 (Wisconsin), the International Human Right Arts Festival Award 2021, and Canadian Open Drawer contest 2020. He received an honorable mention for the 2021 Betty L. Yu and Jin C.Yu Creative Writing Prize(College Category). He tweets @Samuelsamba10.

He said: "My poem Deranged Sestina//or To Outdress a Coffin & name it Self-Harm is inspired by the urgency to lend a voice to neurodivergent patients all around the globe."

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