Cork poet Kathy D’Arcy has won this year’s Hippocrates Prize Health Professional category. Kathy D’Arcy is currently completing an IRC-funded Creative Writing PhD in UCC, where she teaches with the Women’s Studies department. In 2013 she received an Arts Council Literature Bursary for her poem Camino. She has worked as a doctor and youth worker as well as teaching creative writing. More at www.kathydarcy.com
Second prize goes to Andrew Dimitri, a respiratory physician based at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia; third prize goes to Poetry Society Member Iora Dawes, who worked as a Medical Social Worker for several years in Salisbury Group hospitals and Kingsmill Hospital, Mansfield. Later, lectured in Health and Social Care in a Further Education college. Her poems were commended in the Hippocrates NHS awards in 2013 and 2016.
Poetry Society Members Mo Abu-Bakra (Ascot), Helen Gibson (Helensburgh), Maeve Henry (Oxford), Valerie Laws (Whitley Bay), Cheryl Moskowitz (London), and Karen Schofield (Newcastle-under-Lyme) were Commended.
16 May 2017