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The Hippocrates Prizes for poems on medical themes, including one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem by a young poet, will be announced. Join us for a reading of finalist and winning poems.

The Hippocrates Initiative began in 2009 as the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. The Hippocrates Initiative now also includes the international Hippocrates Society for Poetry and Medicine, the Hippocrates Press, annual international symposia, an international research forum for poetry and medicine, and workshops. Since its launch in 2009, the annual Hippocrates Prize has attracted thousands of entries from over 60 countries.

Cosponsored with Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine

Registration has been extended for the Ninth Annual Hippocrates Poetry & Medicine Symposium.

Friday, May 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free Admission
A reception follows the program.