2018 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is organised by the Hippocrates Initiative.

The 2018 Hippocrates Open Awards and Health Professional Awards are supported by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. The FPM is a UK medical society founded in 1918, which publishes the international journals the Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology.

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Donald Singer, judge Mark Doty, FPM Health Professional winner Inez Garzaniti, judge Alisha Kaplan, Michael Hulse and Rafael Campo at the awards event in Chicago

The 2018 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize is supported by the Cardiovascular Research Trust, a healthy heart charity founded in 1996, which promotes research and education for the prevention and treatment of disorders of the heart and circulation. The charity has a particular interest in avoiding preventable heart disease through educating school students.

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Taylor Fang: Young Poet winner
Joanne Key
Joanne Key: FPM Hippocrates Open winner

Held in conjunction with the international Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, one of the highest value prizes for a single poem in the world, the 9th International Hippocrates Symposium for Poetry and Medicine attracted scholars from across the USA, Canada and Europe with broad interests in poetry, health humanities, and in narrative medicine: VIEW PROGRAM.

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Commended poets with judges and organisers in Chicago 

The 2018 Symposium was co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Center for Bioethics and 
Medical Humanities, the Hippocrates Initiative 
for Poetry & Medicine, the Poetry Foundation, and Harvard Medical School.

Events were held at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (303 E Superior St), the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St), with an additional event at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave).

Winner of 2018 Hippocrates Young Poet Prize for Poetry and Medicine: Taylor Fang, USA

Winner of 2018 FPM Hippocrates Open Prize for Poetry and Medicine: Joanne Key, England

Winner of 2018 FPM Hippocrates Health Professional Prize for Poetry and Medicine: Taylor Fang, USA

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Book orders:

2018 Hippocrates Prize Anthology

2018 Hippocrates Book of the Heart

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9th Annual Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine Awards Symposium,
Chicago, Illinois on May 10 – 11, 2018

This event was held by The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University in conjunction with the international Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

Shortlisted and commended poets in the 2018 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

– Open category

– Health Professional category

– Young Poet category

Order the 2018 Hippocrates Prize Anthology

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The winning poems and commendations in all the 2018 Hippocrates Awards will be published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

With a prize fund of £5500 for winning poems in the Open International category and 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. The prize comprises a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations in each of the Open and NHS categories and further commendations in the Young Poets Award. In its first 7 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 7000 entries from 61 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.

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