Annals Poetry Prize

Annals of Internal Medicine is offering a $500 prize for the best poem published in Annals in 2016. The winning poem is selected by a panel led by Dr. Michael LaCombe and 2 to 3 external judges.

We look forward to receiving your poems.

Congratulations to Joseph Gascho, MD, winner of the 2014 Annals Poetry Prize. His poem "The Joy of Medicine" was published in the 16 June 2014 issue (vol. 160, no. 12, page 880). Dr. Gascho is a cardiologist at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylania, and a member of the Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine.

Dr. Gascho's poem was selected from poetry published in Annals in 2014 by 4 judges: Larry Hergott of Denver, Colorado; Dirk Frater of Dallas, Texas; and 2 other anonymous judges.

Past winners:

2013: Bonnie Salomon, MD, "DLROW"
(published 2 July 2013 [vol. 159, no. 1, page 69])

2012: Daniela Matei, MD, "Bloom"
(published 21 August 2012 [vol. 157, no. 4, page 297])

2011: Daniel Bosch, "Agnosis: Cambridge"
(published 15 February 2011 [vol. 154, no. 4, page 226])

2010: Sarah Leeper, "What I Remember Most"
(published 5 January 2010 [vol. 152, no. 1, page 68])

2009: Beth Lown, MD, "Leylo and the Land Mine"
(published 7 July 2009 [vol. 151, issue 1, page 62])

2008: Bhuvana Chandra, MD, "Six Haiku"
(published 2 September 2008 [vol. 149, issue 5, page 367])

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