2011 International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine
Saturday 7th May 2011
Medical Teaching Centre, Building 37
University of Warwick Gibbet Hill Campus, CV4 7AL, UK

From the symposium web site: “For the 2011 symposium and 2011 Hippocrates Prize awards, we draw on 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. The Symposium includes discussion of early art as an inspiration, the influence of doctor poets, consideration of poetry as an aid to understanding illness, and poetry as passion for creative health professionals. Highlights of the day include poetry readings by New York poet and critic Marilyn Hacker and by 2011 Hippocrates Prize judge Gwyneth Lewis.”


3 Comments

James Borton · May 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Please forward all details on the winners and program since I was unable to attend. I have a narrative medicine blog at http://www.allheartmatters.com and wish to post a post-event announcement. I look forward to hearing from you and any of the presenters.

Thank you.

James Borton
asiareview@yahoo.com

Centre for Medical Humanities · May 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Thanks James for your interest. We weren’t actually involved in organising this event, but I believe you can email the founder and convenor, Prof Donald Singer (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/staff/dsinger) for further details.

Centre for Medical Humanities · May 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Please refer to the BMJ medical humanities blog for a report on the symposium plus details of the winners of the Hippocrates Prize: http://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2011/05/17/2011-international-symposium-on-poetry-and-medicine-2/

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