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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Launch of 2012 Hippocrates Anthology at 12th May Awards in London

@HealthMed The 2012 Hippocrates Anthology of the 46 award-winning and commended poems will be launched in London on Saturday 12th May at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road.

The launch will take place at the close of the 2012 Hippocrates Prize Awards, to be presented by judges broadcaster Martha Kearney, Paris-based US poet Marilyn Hacker, and scientist Prof Rod Flower FRS. Places are still available for the 12th May Symposium and Hippocrates Awards for Poetry and Medicine.

The 2102 Hippocrates Anthology contains the 3 Open and 3 NHS award-winning entries and the 40 commended poems in the 2012 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

The Open international short-list includes one poet from the USA and two from the UK. Themes ranged from identity and immunity, to psychiatry and alienation, and from global health to medicine in archaeology, and the role of women in health (see full details of short-listed names, biographies and judges comments).
In the Open section, 10 of the 20 commended poems were from overseas: 1 from New Zealand, 2 from Australia and 7 from the USA.

To order copies of the anthology, please provide your contact details on the online order form