Yale UCL Medical and Engineering Students' Poetry Competition 2012

The Yale UCL Collaborative poetry competition winners are revealed

The winners of the Yale UCL Medical and Engineering Students’ Poetry Competition 2012 have been announced.

Daniel Wong, Yale, picked up first prize for his poems Sediment and The Cook, Kevin Koo, Yale, was named runner up with his poem Encounters with Death. There were also three highly commended awards given to Gibril Kallon, UCL; Flavia De Souza, Yale; and Michelle Joy, Yale.

The poetry competition is now in its second year following the success of The Yale UCL Medical Students’ Poetry Competition 2011. This year, the fight for the title of best poem was not only open to all Yale and UCL medical students, but engineering students were invited to submit their poems too.

The competition gives students the opportunity to show off their creative side by writing and submitting a poem on a topic of their choice. The poems were judged by a panel of Yale and UCL judges and the winning poet was awarded a £1,000 (~$1500) prize.

Read the winning poems:

1st place – Sediment and The Cook by Daniel Wong
2nd place – Encounters with Death by Kevin Koo

Highly commended – Autumn’s Child by Gabril Kallon
Highly commended – Hands by Flavia De Souza
Highly commended – Portraits Without Place: IX by Michelle Joy