Once again, Poetry Society Members feature strongly in this year’s Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.
Iora Dawes from Stafford is shortlisted in the Health Profession category, while 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.
In the Open Category award, Claire Collison (London) and Rosie Jackson (Somerset) are competing for the main prize, while Janice Booth (Swindon), Hannah Copley (Hertford) – for two poems, Nicola Healey (Bucks), Ilse Pedler (Saffron Walden), Lesley Saunders (Slough) – for two poems, and Joyce Schmid (California) were Commended.
The Hippocrates Prize has been awarded since 2010. The 2017 judges are: Neal Baer, Harvard-trained American paediatrician and producer of ER; Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Jorie Graham; Jackie Kay, Scottish Makar (National Poet Laureate; and Professor Owen Lewis, New York, USA. Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at Harvard Medical School on Saturday 6 May 2017.
11 April 2017