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Martin Alexander

Poetry In The Flesh
Discussion: Expats and Migrants
Dim Sum with Hong Kong writers

Martin has lived in Hong Kong for seventeen years and is an English teacher at Island School. He's currently working on a collection of his poems for publication by Chameleon Press in February 2004. He won the South China Morning Post Short Story Competition in 1999 and has had a poem and short stories published in Dimsum. He also has the impressive distinction of having had two poems published somewhere among the back pages of the Vientiane Times. Nine of his poems were included in the OutLoud Anthology (April 2002).

He usually has a couple of poems and a story on the go and is working in slow motion on two children's novels.

He is a member of the HK Writers' Circle and OutLoud, the poetry group. Some years ago he wrote lots of book reviews for the (HK) Bloomsbury Bookshop and had a reviews page for a year or two in a local monthly food glossy called Epicure.

Born in Benghazi, Libya, he grew up in Peru, Colombia, India, Argentina and the Caribbean. He was tortured for several years in a draughty castle in England and then went to Wales to do a degree in English. Much later, also in English, an MA at HKU.

He reads, writes, rides his motorbike, eats out with friends and burns meat on his rooftop in Hong KongŐs SoHo. He dreams about his house in Spain, where this yearŐs almonds are starting to grow on his trees.

He has two handsome, intelligent, irresponsible and successful sons of whom he is very proud. TheyŐre 24 and 26 and live in London.

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