8 July 2020: Poems to Live for 4.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

9pm UK time

Poems to Live for: Session 4

Chairs: Michael Hulse and Donald Singer

Readings by commended poets in the 2020 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Betsy Bouldin, Louisiana, USA   The Navy Code   -   Health Professional 

Carole Bromley, North Yorkshire, England   There Was Always the Sky   -   Health Professional 

Susan Butler, Yorkshire, England   The Work of Women   -   Health Professional 

Oona Chantrell, London, England   Song of the Night Ward   -   Health Professional 

Robert John Gainer    Coventry, England  Imposters   -   Open  

Rosie Garland, Manchester,    Eczema   -   Open

Joseph Gascho, Pennsylvania, USA   Journey to Rome, 1820   -   Health Professional 

John Anthony Herring, Texas, USA   Blind   -   Health Professional 

James May, Georgia, USA   The Brain on the Table   -   Open

Julia Meade, Pennsylvania, USA   Physician Suicide   -   Health Professional 

Elizabeth Murawski, Virginia, USA   Hiroshima Maiden   -   Open

Robyn Joy Peirce, Vermont, USA   Cancer   -   

Janet Wainscott, Canterbury, New Zealand   This Is How It Ends   -   Open

Judith Wozniak, Hampshire, England   A Routine House Call   -   Health Professional 

Judith Wozniak, Hampshire, England   Undercover   -   Health Professional 


An initial 12 commended poems were read by the poets during our Awards Webinar on 15th May. Further commended poems will be read during our session on 8th July.

2020 FPM-Hippocrates Prize Open Commendations

Biographies and inspirations for Open commended poets

2020 FPM-Hippocrates Prize Health Professional Commendations

Biographies and inspirations for Health Professional commended poets

Our Poems to Live for online sessions are held monthly, usually on the 2nd Wednesday at 9pm UK time.

We welcome suggestions for poems (out of copyright and not your own) you would like read or to read yourself. Please email us as soon as possible with your suggestions. We can’t promise to use all readings or suggestions but we shall use as many as possible.

Link to join the session by Zoom

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