April 01 2015

25th Anniversary Poetry Competition Winners

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In November 2014, the Section on Medicine and the Arts announced a Poetry Competition open to students, health care practitioners, educators and the general public on the themes of medicine, health, and health care. Over 170 poets from 30 states, Canada and the United Kingdom submitted a diverse array of original poems to the competition.


First Prize:  “Her Birth” by Elizabeth Langemak   |  View poem HERE

Second Prize:  “Language of Pain, Metaphors of Healing” by Darcy Cummings  |  View poem HERE

Third Prize:  “About that coupling” by Deborah Fries  |  View poem HERE


“Prime” by Sarah McCartt-Jackson

“How the Body Works” by Ann E. Michael


“On Depression” by Alexander Long

“In The Operating Room” by Eileen Moeller

“This One Looks Strange” by Alyssa Robbins

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for our event A Celebration of POETRY: In Honor of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of National Poetry Month.

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