A great opportunity to spend a day with an international speaker panel discussing the interface between poetry and medicine, at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th May.
Of interest to poets, patients, health professionals, academics and members of the public.
At the end of the symposium, Open and NHS awards for the 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry & Medicine will be announced by the judges at this 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.
Register for the whole day or for the afternoon Hippocrates Awards Symposium
With a £5000 first
prize in each category, this is one of the highest value awards in the
world for a single unpublished poem.
More on the awards
The judging panel for the 2013 Hippocrates Prize comprises: Jo Shapcott, winner of the 2011 Queen's
The 2013 judges met in London on 25th March at the offices of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine to agree short-lists for the NHS and Open categories for the 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.
Five poets have been short-listed for the 2013 NHS awards. For all 5 poets, it is their first time to feature within the Hippocrates Awards.
The judges have agreed a further 18 commendations. 12 are new to the Hippocrates Prize. Three have previously won top 3 awards in the Hippocrates Prize and a further 2 have previously been commended by Hippocrates Prize judges. One of this year's featured poets has been commended for 2 of her entries.
Four poets have been short-listed for the 2013 awards, 1 from New Zealand, 1 from the UK, and 2 from the USA - one from California and 1 from Massachusetts. For all 4 poets, this is their first time to feature within the Hippocrates Awards.
The judges have agreed a further 19 commendations in the Open category.
Judging for the Hippocrates Prize is anonymous and entries are also presented to the judges in an order that avoids clustering of names of poets.
The 2013 Hippocrates Anthology of the 47 winning and commended poems will be launched after the Awards Symposium at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th May.