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2021 FPM-Hippocrates Prize Readings: Open Commendations. Wed 11th August 9pm UK time

This session will be dedicated to readings by commended open poets in the 2021 FPM-Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

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9 pm - Start of online session on Zoom 

Introduction to the 2021 Hippocrates Prize
Michael Hulse and Donald Singer

2021 FPM-Hippocrates Open Commendation readers include

Vasiliki Albedo Kifisia, Athens, Greece

Hysteria

Kathryn Bevis  Winchester, England

Matryoshka

Karen Jane Cannon   Sway, Lymington, England

A poem for my mother to make her drink water

Mark Fiddes  Dubai, UAE

Antibodies for kids

Mark Fiddes  Dubai, UAE

For the love of strangers

Kate Hendry  Edinburgh, Scotland

Breaking the News

Alison Love   London, England

Cherries 

Michelle Lovric  London, England

Ciarlatano

Palma McKeown  Motherwell, Scotland

Etiquette

Elisabeth Murawski  Alexandria, VA, USA

ICU

Robert Randolph  Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, USA

Shoreline of Light

Gillian Shearer  Alford, Aberdeen, Scotland

Thank You

Linda Snell Corsham, Wiltshire, England

Woman on Ventilator

Sarah Terkaoui  Twickenham, England

Daddy's Dying 

Sarah Terkaoui  Twickenham, England

My Father's Medicine

Tim Waller  London, England  

Tiffany

Sophia Wilson  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Line of Sight

Mary-Patrice Woehling  Whitestone, NY, USA

Care-Giver Daughter 

Jamie Woods  Tircoed, Swansea, Wales

Ring the Bell

The Health Professional and Open Awards in the 2021 Hippocrates Prize are supported by medical society the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

Link to order a copy of the 2021 Hippocrates Prize Anthology

2021 FPM-Hippocrates Prize Readings: Health Professional Commendations. Wed 15th September 9pm UK time

This is a second session dedicated to readings by commended poets in the 2021 FPM-Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

Senior New York Times correspondent Anne Barnard, distinguished poets Keki Daruwalla and Anna Jackson and paediatrician Professor Neena Modi were the judges for the 2021 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Ann Barnard, Keki Daruwalla and Professor Neena Modi judged the Open and Health Professional awards and Anna Jackson judged the Young Poets’ Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

The Open and Health Professional awards in the Hippocrates Prize are supported by medical society the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

The Young Poets Award for poets aged 14-18 years is supported by healthy heart charity The Cardiovascular Research Trust.

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9 pm - Start of online session on Zoom 

1. Introduction to the 2021 Hippocrates Prize
Michael Hulse and Donald Singer

2. Readings by commended health professional and open category poets include:

Mark Fiddes  Dubai, UAE

Antibodies for kids

Mark Fiddes  Dubai, UAE

For the love of strangers

Shirley Ala Maine, USA

Barriers

Jane Boxall Arizona, USA

Breakers

Louisa Campbell Kent, England

In between

Stuart Charlesworth Norwich, England

Handover

Iora Dawes Stafford, England

A referral from the ENT clinic

Andrew Rafik Azmy Dimitri NSW, Australia

Three months

David Francis Victoria, Australia

Monsoon

Andy Jackson Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Dementia Song

Ann Jay Ceredigion, Wales

Confessional

Michael James Leach Victoria, Australia

I recall when the kind ICU staff kept calm

Tom Lee Tynside, England

Bed 4

Alyson Porter New Mexico, USA

On Learning the Etymology of Diagnosis

Rosie Shepperd London, England

Be not ashamed to say, I know not

Karen Schofield Cheshire, England

After induction therapy

Linda Snell Corsham, Wiltshire, England

Woman on Ventilator

HR Spencer South Carolina, USA

Coma

Susan Thomas Surrey, England

Donning and Doffing

In each category: 1st Prize £1000, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £250 and up to 20 commendations. Entries were received from 34 countries for these awards.

2021 Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Entries for this prize are free. The Young Poets’ Prize is for poets aged 14-18 years from anywhere in the world. The Young Poets’ Prize is £500. Entries were received from 18 countries for the 2021 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize .

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