Awards will be presented on Saturday 6th May 2017 at a ceremony
at Harvard Medical School. Winning and commended poems in the Young
Poets Prize are published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.
and teacher Maya Catherine Popa from New York City will select the
said: "It is wonderful that a major prize with this kind of
international visibility aims to encourage young writers from around the
globe to express their interest in the interface between poetry and medicine."
She added: "As
a teacher of this age group, I am often amazed at the creativity,
insight, and skill of young writers. I wish more prizes aimed to
showcase and support these voices."
Prize co-founder Professor Donald Singer added: "The organisers are delighted that the
healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust is once again supporting this prestigious international award for young
The Cardiovascular Research Trust has as a major aim reducing preventable heart disease by
educating young people about healthy lifestyle.
it was founded in 2012 by clinical professor Donald Singer and poet
Michael Hulse, there has been interest in the Hippocrates Young Poets
Prize from 15 countries, with winners and commended poets from Hong
Kong, the UK, the USA and Canada.
For further information about the Hippocrates international Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Trust, email email@example.com or call +44 7494 450 805
Maya Catherine Popa
is a writer and teacher in NYC. A 2015 Ruth Lilly finalist, she is the
recipient of the Poetry Foundation Editor’s Prize for review. Her poetry
appears in Tin House, Kenyon Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. Her
criticism and non-fiction appear widely, including in Poetry, Poets
& Writers Magazine, PN Review, and The Huffington Post. Her
chapbook, “The Bees Have Been Canceled,” is forthcoming from DIAGRAM New
Michigan Press in the U.S., and Southword Editions in Ireland, in
Her awards include the Hippocrates Poetry Prize,
2nd place in the Magma Poetry Prize, 3rd Place in the Narrative N30B
Prize, the Gregory O’Donoghue Competition, Parallel Universe
Competition, and the Oxford Poetry Society Martin Starkie Prize. She
holds an MFA from NYU and an Mst in Writing from Oxford University,
where she was a Clarendon Scholar. She teaches at the
Nightingale-Bamford school in New York City.