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Friday, 13 March 2015

From Leonardo to Ebola in international entries shortlisted and commended for 2015 Hippocrates Young Poet Award

Four poets have been shortlisted for the £500 2015 Hippocrates Young Poet Prize: Daniella Cugini from
Warwick in England and US poets Alex Greenberg from New York City, Alexandra Spensley from Avon Lake, Ohio and Parisa Thepmankorn from Rockaway, New Jersey. A further 5 poets from the UK, the USA and Canada were commended. Themes of the shortlisted and commended entries ranged from a child with Ebola to Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical studies.

This International Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets is for an unpublished poem in English on a medical theme by poets aged 14 to 18 years. The 2014 Prize attracted entries from 
Australia, Canada, Nepal, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the UK, Ukraine and the USA. The £500 (~US $750) is one of the most valuable poetry awards in the world for young poets.

This year’s poems were judged by poet and former BBC Poetry Please presenter Simon Rae.

See more about the 2015 Hippocrates Young Poet Award for Poetry and Medicine.

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