OHSU Library Poetry Contest Winners 2020

Many thanks to all of the OHSU community members who submitted their poems to the Poetry Contest and to our volunteer judges. The contest is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the unique talents of OHSUians – thank you for sharing your voices. All submitted poems can be viewed in our Humanities Collection.

The winning poems, linked below, are now archived in the Library’s Digital Collections, where they may be enjoyed and shared for years to come. They will also be framed and showcased in the OHSU Library entrance on the 3rd floor of the BICC building upon the re-opening of the physical space.

The OHSU Library is pleased to announce the winning poems of the 2020 Poetry Contest:

First place: Rx – Elizabeth Anne Mailo Paulson – Student, MPH in Health Management and Policy

Second place: I am the Emotion for this Machine – Gretchin Lair – Simulation Center

Third place (tie):
Shadow People – Joseph Pinter, MD – Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Three Hour Glucose Test – Susannah Lujan-Bear – MSN, RN, 5A/5C Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine

The authors of winning poems will be invited to read their poems at the Medicine as Poetry, Poetry as Medicine event which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020. Please watch the Poetry Contest website for updates and consider joining your fellow OHSU member poets at this event.