He Said / She Said
My poetry pamphlet He Said / She Said, was published by HappenStance Press in 2011. It describes a faltering relationship between two people of different nationalities, exploring questions of love and loss, language, culture, and ‘otherness’.
Praise for He Said / She Said
“[T]he poems... are all connected by a percipient ear and a socio-linguistic fascination...There is a love of language here.... an elegiac thread running through the collection and a poignancy when the speaker recalls how his own lingua franca has been enriched with words borrowed from other cultures...These poems fizz and sparkle with life.”
Richie McCaffery, Sphinx, December 2011
“He Said / She Said by Michael Loveday... mixes formal inventiveness with lyricism. Exploring love and loss... As a Polish / English relationship develops words from one language seed into another, but the conversation remains in the gaps; what is heard is not what is said and love and estrangement mingle poignantly.”
Jan Fortune, Envoi magazine, issue 167, June 2014