2013 Hippocrates Open Category: short-listed and commended

Awards will be announced by the judges at the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th May.

Judging for the Hippocrates Prize is anonymous and entries are not presented to the judges in anonymised name order to avoid clustering of winning or commended entries.

The 2013 Hippocrates Anthology of the 46 winning and commended poems will be launched after the Awards Symposium at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th May.

Winning and commended poets are entitled to one free copy of that year's anthology.

Short-listed Open entries in alphabetical order

At the Children's Hospital - Liam Corley, Riverside CA, USA

Morbidity and mortality rounds - Rafael Campo, Brookline MA, USA

Tooth - Matthew Barton, Bristol, Avon, England

Wild - Sue Wootton, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


Commended Open entries

Cancer - Yakov Azriel, Efrat, Israel

Coughing - Abby Chew, Claremont, CA, USA

Counting the Stars - Val Thompson, Norton Canes, Staffs, England

Dysthymia and the Netherlandish Proverbs - Shelley McAlister, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England

Gaithersburg Bus Stop Accident - Elisabeth Anna Murawski, Alexandria, VA, USA

Gordon of the Prostate Ward - Chris Bridge, Malton, North Yorks, England

Hands - Jane Clarke, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland

Leo Sternbach’s Ghost - Will Nicoll, Edinburgh, Scotland

Marvels of the Invisible - Jenny Molberg, Denton, Texas, USA

Minutes - Valerie Fry, London, England

Nietszche in Torino - Tony Barnstone, Whittier, CA, USA

Pandemic - Allison McVety, Wokingham, Berks, England

Personal Questions - Rosie Garland, Manchester, England

Sample - Suzanna Louise Fitzpatrick, Blackheath, London, England

Skin - Pat Winslow, Witney, Oxon, England

The Cure - Joanna Sedgwick Otley West Yorks, England

The Last Glass Eye Maker - Lesley Saunders, Slough, Berks, England

The off-duty anaesthetist - Audrey Shafer Mountain View CA

Tinnitus - Peter Nash, Petrolia, CA, USA

Ways to Fight for Life in Harlem - Caits Meissner, NY New York, USA 

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