Call this a poetry magazine, if you like. Something authentic and delirious. Graceguts has just one main contributor. This is a place for poems, essays, stories, book reviews, and other materials that Ive written or created—plus a few surprises. I add to it organically, focusing on published work. Ive published thousands of poems, mostly haiku and related genres, as well as hundreds of essays and book reviews, and I hope you enjoy them. If youre new to this site, please visit First Time Here. Thank you for visiting.
—Michael Dylan Welch       

Recent Graceguts Blog Posts

Click any of the following links to read about recent site additions or other featured pages.
  • New Eyes / Faces and Places Newly minted on the Introductions page is “New Eyes,” my introduction to Faces and Places, a book of photographs and haiku about the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena, California ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2019, 4:37 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Visioning Haiku The “Haiga with Other Artists” page, available through the Haiga page, now features two new images, one from a challenge to respond with a haiku to a vintage postcard photograph ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 4:25 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Haiga Primer in German New to the Essays page is “Verlinkung und Sprung: eine Haiga-Einführung,” a German translation of “Linking and Leaping: A Haiga Primer” by Claudia Brefeld, which appeared in April of ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 10:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Emerging Rengay New to the Rengay page is “Merging,” a collaboration with Olivier Schopfer, focusing on the city of Geneva, Switzerland, where Olivier lives. This rengay is one of many I’ve ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2019, 11:39 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Perfecting Poetry Just added to the Poems page is “Perfection: An Ars Poetica,” recently published in Solitary Plover. Meanwhile, on the Haibun, Poems, and Sequences pages, I’ve indicated recommended items to ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2019, 12:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Sax Riffs and Fine Lines Haiku Canada Review recently published an essay of mine, and also included a Haiku Canada Sheet with a sequence of my haiku. You can read “Sax Riffs and the Art ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 5:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Interview Additions Thanks to Corine Timmer for two new additions to the Interviews page. The first is “What Is Haiku,” Corine’s short introduction to haiku poetry featuring a haiku of mine ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2019, 6:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two Interviews and a Haiku-Limerick-Thingy New on the Interviews page are links to two recent interviews with me about National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo). The first is a text interview by Trish Hopkinson on her ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 3:58 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • National Haiku Writing Month Again! It’s February 1. That means it’s the first day of National Haiku Writing Month, also known as NaHaiWriMo. This is our ninth year to celebrate haiku by writing ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2019, 4:50 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Updating Game Time to play the Updating Game. A new section on the Poems page is now devoted to “Parodies and Humour.” Over on the Poems About Haiku page, you can now ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 11:52 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
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Featured Pages

Featured pages appeared here each month from October 2009 through December 2012. In January 2013 I discontinued this listing in favour of the automated list of recent blog posts, above, which mostly feature recent additions. See featured pages from past months.

Make It New

If this is your first visit, everything here is new! Check out First Time Here. If this is not your first visit, and you want to see whats most recently added or changed on this site, click Recent Site Activity. Or better yet, visit Blogistics, the blog for this site, devoted mainly to identifying recent additions. And to see what I’ve been up to personally, or will soon be up to, please see my Appearances page, which, naturally, I keep up as best I can.

Catch Me If You Can

If you have comments about anything on this site, or discover a broken or misdirected link, please feel free to contact Michael Dylan Welch. Comments very welcome! If your comments are relevant to a particular page, I could possibly add your comments to that page (with your permission).

Permissions

Im in the process of securing permissions for particular content used on this site. If a poem or some other content is included on this site and I havent reached you yet, please let me know. See also the Poetry Foundation’s guidelines for “Best Practices for Fair Use in Poetry.”

Copyright

This site is copyright © 2009–2019 by Michael Dylan Welch. All rights reserved. Poetry and other content by others is copyright by their respective authors. Please do not use or reprint any content on this site without permission, except within the bounds of fair use. Linking to any of this content does not require permission.
 
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