Poems for Doctors Online Poetry Slam Prizes

Poems for Doctors Online Poetry Slam Prizes

Prof John Zajicek, Course Director for BSc Medical Science at the University of St Andrews, with prize winner Rumaisa Zubairia from Glasgow University School of Medicine at Stanza 2019.

Winner and runner-up prizes in the Poems for Doctors Online Poetry Slam were announced last night at the Stanza International Poetry Festival launch event, at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews. After judges and poll results were combined the runner-up was Rania Fernandes a student the University of Dundee Medical School for her poem ‘Inspiration’, and the winner was Rumaisa Zubairi who is studying at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. Rumaisa performed her winning poem ‘Fexor digitorum’ at last night’s event.

Congratulations to our winners of course, but also to all of those who took part in the competition. Our judges were highly impressed by the standard of entries, and we hope that all the competitors will continue to explore and develop their interests in poetry.

The competition readings will remain available online on the slam page at http://med.st-andrews.ac.uk/poemsfordoctors/slam-readings/

Next up for the project – starting work on preparing Season 4 of Poems for Doctors Online. (Steve: ‘I think this time I’m going to be on the road … watch this space!’)

Poetry slam now online!

The Poems for Doctors online poetry slam is now online!

You can find all the readings here and vote for your favourite on Facebook.

Click the LISTEN NOW button to listen and find out more!

SLAM ONLINE!

Beannacht/Blessing

Beannacht/Blessing

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

This the last reading in the current season of Poems for Doctors.

‘Beannacht’ (in the title) is Irish Gaelic. If you’d like to listen to pronunciation(s), please check: https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/Blessing

Whatever your interest here – whether you’re a working in health care over the holiday season, or a patient or a relative worried about what happens next, or just a human caught up in some seasonal glancing, thinking back and peering ahead – this reading has something generous to offer.

Best wishes for a peaceful and Happy Christmas to all.

Season 3 : poem 7

Medical student Callum George reads Beannacht / Blessing by John O’Donohue.

Beannacht / Blessing

Rights for reprinting this poem here are pending, we hope to be able to add the text shortly.

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

Gift

Gift

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 3 : poem 6

Medical student Armin Nazari reads Gift by Czesław Miłosz.

Gift

Rights for reprinting this poem here are pending, we hope to be able to add the text shortly.

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

Things

Things

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 3 : poem 5

Medical student Rupert Clark reads Things by Fleur Adcock.

Things

Fleur Adcock

There are worse things than having behaved foolishly in public.
There are worse things than these miniature betrayals,
committed or endured or suspected; there are worse things
than not being able to sleep for thinking about them.
It is 5 a.m. All the worse things come stalking in
and stand icily about the bed looking worse and worse and worse.

Rights: by permission of Bloodaxe Books

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

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