Poetry Grants, Prizes, Awards
Stephen Cahill Furlong
(7/6/2012 12:37:00 PM)
Would someone mind telling me what's the most prestigious award is for poetry written by young people in English-speaking countries such as Ireland, UK or America?
(5/1/2012 11:12:00 AM)
i could not really find appreciable efforts to encourage poets from countries other than U.S and U.K. hailing from india all i could find on the internet was a dissapointing comment from a fellow poet that publishers dont want to print poems as they dont sell..! ! !
plz inform if there are poetry contests or opportunities to get my poems judged... and get rewarded for it..
(12/15/2011 7:23:00 AM)
Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was founded in 2009 by Donald Singer, a clinical professor, and poet and translator Michael Hulse. The founders 'wished to draw together national and international perspectives on three major historical and contemporary themes uniting the disciplines of poetry and medicine: medicine as inspiration for the writings of poets; effects of poetic creativity on the experience of illness by patients, their families, friends, and carers; and poetry as therapy. There are two awards: one for UK health students and National Health Service-related professionals, including educators, researchers, and biomedical scientists, and a second one, the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, for an international open category for unpublished poems in English by any living poet. The Hippocrates poetry and medicine initiative was short-listed in the 2011 Times Higher Education awards for Excellence and Innovation. This award aims to recognise the collaborative and interdisciplinary work that is taking place in universities to promote the arts. Entries were open to teams from all higher education institutions in the UK.
Founding judges were
doctor and poet Dannie Abse
broadcaster James Naughtie
NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.
The inaugural 2010 awards were presented by the judges at a ceremony at an International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine at the University of Warwick on 10 April 2010. The winner of the first Open International prize was New Zealand poet C. K. Stead (his winning poem was Ischaemia) and for the first NHS prize nurse and educator Wendy French (her winning poem was it's about a man) .
Open International Awards:
1st Prize: C. K. Stead (Christchurch, New Zealand) - Ischaemia
2nd Prize: Siân Hughes (Banbury, England) - Treatments
3rd Prize: Pauline Stainer (Hadleigh, Suffolk, England) - Insight
1st Prize: Wendy French (London, England) - It's about a man
2nd Prize: Alex Josephy (London, England) - The corridor
3rd Prize: Edward Picot (Kent, England) - Time to get ready
The judges for the 2011 Prize were
Professor Steve Field CBE, Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners 2007-2010
First Welsh National Poet Gwyneth Lewis
Journalist, BBC broadcaster and author Mark Lawson
There were around 1500 entries from 23 countries for the 2011 Prize. The 40 Commendations in the 2011 Hippocrates Prize were awarded to entries from Canada (1) , England (29) , New Zealand (1) , Scotland (2) and the USA (7) . The awards for the 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine were introduced by judge Mark Lawson on 7 May 2011, with NHS awards introduced and presented by Professor Steve Field CBE and the Open awards introduced and presented by Gwyneth Lewis at a 2nd International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. The 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was supported by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, HTI Heads Teachers and Industry and the Cardiovascular Research Trust. An anthology of the 46 winning and commended poems in the Open and NHS categories was published on 7th May 2011.
Open International Awards:
1st Prize: Michael Henry (Cheltenham, England) - The Patella Hammer
2nd Prize: Cheryl Moskowitz (London, England) - Correspondence with the Care Home
3rd Prize: Johanna Emeney (Albany, New Zealand) - Radiologist's Report
1st Prize: Paula Cunningham (Belfast, N Ireland) - The Chief Radiographer Considers
2nd Prize: Wendy French (London, England) - The Doctor's Wife
3rd Prize: Dr Sandy Goldbeck-Wood (Cambridge, England) - Inappropriate ADH
(12/13/2011 6:52:00 AM)
The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best 'poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot' published in the small presses over the previous year. Magazine and small book press editors are invited to nominate up to 6 works they have featured. Anthologies of the selected works have been published annually since 1976. Some of the winners are nominated from this List of literary magazines.
The founding editors are Anaïs Nin, Buckminster Fuller, Charles Newman, Daniel Halpern, Gordon Lish, Harry Smith, Hugh Fox, Ishmael Reed, Joyce Carol Oates, Len Fulton, Leonard Randolph, Leslie Fiedler, Nona Balakian, Paul Bowles, Paul Engle, Ralph Ellison, Reynolds Price, Rhoda Schwartz, Richard Morris, Ted Wilentz, Tom Montag, and William Phillips.
Among the writers who received early recognition in Pushcart Prize Anthologies were: Kathy Acker, Steven Barthelme, Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Bruce Boston, Raymond Carver, Joshua Clover, Junot Diaz, Andre Dubus, William H. Gass, Seán Mac Falls, William Monahan, Paul Muldoon, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, Lance Olsen, Peter Orner, Kevin Prufer, Kay Ryan, Mona Simpson, Ana Menéndez, and Wells Tower.
2011 Pushcart XXXV winners
Mary Beth Hughes for 'Double Happiness' in a Public Space; Elliott Holt for 'Fem Care' in The Kenyon Review; Cheryl Strayed for 'Munroe Country' in the Missouri Review; Alan Shapiro's 'Indoor Municipal Pool' in the New Ohio Review; Sarah Einstein for 'Mot' in Ninth Letter; Martin Moran for 'Analphabet', Brigit Pegeen Kelly for 'Rome', L.S. Asekoff for 'Hither & Yon, ' all from Ploughshares
For The Pushcart Prize nomination process go to: http: //www.pushcartprize.com/nominate.htm
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