Poems to Live for: new monthly live sessions from 8th April 2020.


To raise spirits in these very troubled times, the Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine is launching a series of live webinars on Poems to live for.

See the Poems to Live for website for details about how to join the sessions by computer/laptop/smartphone or by dialling in by phone.

Sessions will be live at 9pm UK time on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, starting on Wednesdayb 8th April.

There will be discussions on poetry. Invited poets around the world will read a poem that seems full of the spirit that's worth living for, and will say why this poem means so much to him/her.  Sessions will also provide updates from the 2020 Hippocrates Prize  and other activities of the Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine.

The organisers also welcome suggestions for poems in English (out of copyright) from contributors from anywhere in the world would like read. Contributors should email suggestions or a link to a reading of a favourite poem (must not your own AND must be out of copyright).

Please email your suggestions or links to a reading to hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com

Programme for the first live session:

Poems to Live for

Session 1
Wednesday 8th April 9pm UK time

Michael Hulse

Michael Hulse, UK, Luz Mar Gonzales, Spain, Geoffrey Lehmann, Australia, Professor John Stein, UK, Lawrence Sail, UK, Donald Singer, UK.

Announcement of short-lists for the 2020 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
FPM-Hippocrates Open shortlist: announced by judge Geoffrey Lehmann, Australia
FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional shortlist announced by judge Professor John Stein, UK
Hippocrates Young Poets short list: announced by judge Lawrence Sail, UK

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Readers include 
Michael Hulse, UK
Luz Mar Gonzales, Spain

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