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Martin Alexander - Clearing Ground

Survive the Night (Hit and Run): Performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall by the Kassia Choir

16th June 2005 in Raising the Roof!

Phil Tudor (Composer) Jo Trevenna (Soprano) Bethan Greaves (Conductor)

"Poetry hunted down and pinned to the page" -- Romesh Gunesekera, author of Heaven's Edge, the Booker shortlisted Reef, and his latest book, The Match. Click the book cover for sample poems and more.

Clearing Ground

[ click here for more about the book ]

Book Launch and Sales

Clearing Ground was published by Chameleon Press in March 2004

with an afterword by Dr Douglas Kerr of The University of Hong Kong.

There was a launch on Monday 8th March in Five New Scorchers - Hot off the Press!

the opening event of the 2004 Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

Read a review in

click here for a brief mention in The Daily Telegraph and here for a longer Telegraph article.

Clearing Ground can be ordered in Hong Kong by e-mail (HK$100, incl. p&p),

through PaddyField.Com or from Bookazine, Dymocks, Swindon's and Page One bookshops.

For orders outside HK, click below for links to


Amazon (US or Canada), Barnes and Noble (US), and Blackwell's (UK).

New Anthology - Poetry Live!

Click here for Martin Alexander's short stories, here for new poems, and here for a SCMP article about the March 2005 Cairo readings.

Bibliography, publications, festivals and links


Pearl River Poem Art Festival 2005 Cairo 2005 2006 Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Literary Festival   


Literary Festival

Poetry OutLoud

Hong Kong's monthly poetry readings, with links to almost everything.....


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