Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate poet, Jane Draycott on winning the £5000 2014 Open International Hippocrates first prize. The award was made at an awards ceremony in London at the Royal Society of Medicine on 10 May 2014.
Jane Draycott is a UK-based poet with a particular interest in sound art and collaborative work. Her collections include No Theatre (Smith/Doorstop) and from Carcanet Press, Prince Rupert’s Drop, The Night Tree and Over, short-listed for the 2009 TS Eliot Prize. Nominated three times for the Forward Poetry Prizes, she was a PBS ‘Next Generation’ poet 2004 and second prize-winner in the National Poetry Competition 2012. Other collections, from Two Rivers Press, include Christina the Astonishing, co-written with Lesley Saunders, and Tideway with images by Peter Hay. Her translation of the medieval dream-elegy Pearl (2011), was a PBS Recommended Translation and winner of a Times Stephen Spender Prize. .
The poem, “Fray” by Lesley Saunders, another Two Rivers Press poet, received a commendation.
All winning and commended poems were published in the 2014 Hippocrates Awards Anthology.