and in the shop…
“He Said / She Said”
flash fiction novella –
“Three Men on the Edge”
Michael Loveday is a poet, fiction writer, and book reviewer. He was born in London in 1972 and now lives in Bath, where he works as a creative writing tutor for Advanced Studies in England, the St. John’s Foundation and Frome Community Education.
His debut pamphlet collection of poetry – ‘He Said / She Said’ – was published by HappenStance Press in July 2011. It examines a relationship between two people of different nationalities – exploring love and loss, and playing with questions of culture, language, and difference.
Due from V. Press in 2018 is Three Men on the Edge – a flash fiction novella about three troubled men living in the Hertfordshire edgeland of Rickmansworth, where the London sprawl ends and the countryside begins.
His short stories and poems are published/forthcoming in UK and international magazines such as Ambit, Envoi, Flash: The International Short-Short Story magazine, , The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter’s House, Iota, Litro, POEM, Prole, The Rialto, The Spectator, Stand, Tears in the Fence and Under the Radar. His work was also included in Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon Press, 2012) and Funny Bone: Flashing for Comic Relief (Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press, 2017).
His book reviews have appeared in Agenda, Envoi, Eyewear, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, The London Grip, Magma, The North, and Write Out Loud.
He runs the Pagechatter.org blog (launched September 2017) where he interviews writers of poetry, prose poetry and flash fiction, looking at differences between the forms along the way.
From 2004 – 2012 he was publisher of 14 magazine, an illustrated magazine devoted to poems of fourteen lines – sonnets, ghost-sonnets and stranger brews – which he co-edited for all of its fourteen issues.
Writers he admires include Charles Boyle/Jack Robinson, Raymond Carver, Tania Hershman, Selima Hill, Louis Jenkins, Harold Pinter, Rebecca Solnit, and Matthew Sweeney.
Other artists whose work he finds inspirational are the Coen Brothers, Werner Herzog, Orson Welles, P.J. Harvey, The National, and Magritte.
He enjoys doing readings at events around the U.K. and holds a Creative Writing Master’s with distinction from Kingston University. He is a Director of the National Association of Writers in Education, and is available for mentoring and manuscript feedback – please contact at e-mail.
Michael is judge of the inaugural Tongues and Grooves Prose Poem Prize 2018. See here for more details
Michael’s website: www.michaelloveday.com
Michael’s blog: pagechatter.org