Wendy French reading poetry from the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre at the Poetry and Medicine Symposium held to mark the announcement of the 2015 Hippocrate Prize winners.
Listen to the poetry reading by Wendy French
This reading was held at the Poetry and Medicine Symposium held to mark the announcement of the 2015 Hippocrates Prize winners. Wendy French is currently Poet in Residence at the Macmillan Cancer Centre at University College Hospital, London.
Wendy was head of the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School for fifteen years and now works with people with aphasia/dysphasia, helping them to recover their use of language through poetry. She also facilitates writing in other healthcare settings.
She has won prizes in international competitions, including first prize in the NHS category of the Hippocrates Prize in 2010 and second prize in 2011. She co-authored Born in the NHS with poet Jane Kirwan, published by the Hippocrates Press in 2013.
The Hippocrates Prize is an annual award. The closing date for the 2016 Hippocrates Prize is 31st January 2016.
Find out more about entering for the 2016 Hippocrates Prize.
With a 1st prize of £5000 for the winning poem in the Open International category of £5,000, £5000 for the 1st Prize in the NHS category, and £500 for the Young Poets Award the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. In its first 5 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 6000 entries from 61 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.