Finalists and commended poets in the 2013 Hippocrates Open NHS Awards

Awards were announced by the judges at the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th May.

The 2013 Hippocrates Anthology of the 46 winning and commended poems will be launched after the Awards Symposium at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th May.

Below is the full list of short-listed and commended poets in both the Open and NHS categories of the 2013 Hippocrates Prize.

Short-listed Open entries in alphabetical order

At the Children's Hospital - Liam Corley, Riverside CA, USA

Morbidity and mortality rounds - Rafael Campo, Brookline MA, USA

Tooth - Matthew Barton, Bristol, Avon, England

Wild - Sue Wootton, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Commended Open entries

Cancer - Yakov Azriel, Efrat, Israel

Coughing - Abby Chew, Claremont, CA, USA

Counting the Stars - Val Thompson, Norton Canes, Staffs, England

Dysthymia and the Netherlandish Proverbs - Shelley McAlister, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England

Gaithersburg Bus Stop Accident - Elisabeth Anna Murawski, Alexandria, VA, USA

Gordon of the Prostate Ward - Chris Bridge, Malton, North Yorks, England

Hands - Jane Clarke, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland

Leo Sternbach’s Ghost - Will Nicoll, Edinburgh, Scotland

Marvels of the Invisible - Jenny Molberg, Denton, Texas, USA

Minutes - Valerie Fry, London, England

Nietszche in Torino - Tony Barnstone, Whittier, CA, USA

Pandemic - Allison McVety, Wokingham, Berks, England

Personal Questions - Rosie Garland, Manchester, England

Sample - Suzanna Louise Fitzpatrick, Blackheath, London, England

Skin - Pat Winslow, Witney, Oxon, England

The Cure - Joanna Sedgwick Otley West Yorks, England

The Last Glass Eye Maker - Lesley Saunders, Slough, Berks, England

The off-duty anaesthetist - Audrey Shafer Mountain View CA

Tinnitus - Peter Nash, Petrolia, CA, USA

Ways to Fight for Life in Harlem - Caits Meissner, NY New York, USA 

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Short-listed NHS entries in alphabetical order

Biopsy - Ann Lilian Jay, Nr LLandysul, Ceredigion

Birds - Ann Elisabeth Gray, Liskeard, Cornwall

Downs -  Mary V Williams, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Emergency Call - Ian McDowell, London

The New Man - Bella Madden, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Commended NHS entries

Anaesthesia’s Apology - Cheryl Moskowitz, London

Animal Electricity  - Kim Lasky, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Artificial Rupture of Membranes - Ellen Storm, Liverpool, Merseyside

At a stroke: collateral circulation - Valerie Laws, Whitley Bay Northumberland

Bed Blocker - Iora Dawes, Stafford

Bomb - Derek John Peter Stanley, Bristol

Cholecystectomy - Andy Jackson, Tayport, Fife, Scotland

Fine -  David Gilbert, London

Invincible - Roshni Beeharry, Enfield, Middlesex

Lucky - Denise Bundred, Sefton Village, Merseyside

My Wife - Thomas Heaton, Manchester  

Schizo - M Athar Atherton, Bolton, Lancashire

Singleton hospital at night - Shehzad Latif, Swansea, Wales

Synchrony - Denise Bundred, Sefton Village, Merseyside

The missed appointment - Miles James Burrows, Cambridge

The old lady's friend - Nick MacKinnon, Winchester Hants

Two Bound Copies of the Lancet 1886 - Nick Leach, Market Harborough, Leics

Two to the Soul  - Kate Compston, Bude, Cornwall 

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