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.
  • One Nothing Or Another My page about Nothing has a new Something. It’s “Antonio Porchia on Nothing,” a collection of aphoristic quotations from this Argentine poet, also available through the Poems by Others ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 9:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • In Memory of Carlos Colón Two new additions to Graceguts are in memory of Carlos Colón, haiku poet extraordinaire. He died of a heart attack in 2016 at the age of 63. Read my review ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Articles on Articles In 2001, my press, Press Here, published The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics, by Paul O. Williams. In addition to my introduction, written with Lee Gurga, you can ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 6:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Off the Beaten Track New to the Haiku and Senryu page are all thirty of my poems from Off the Beaten Track: A Year in Haiku, published in January 2016 by Boatwhistle Books in ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2017, 1:20 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo 2017 National Haiku Writing Month starts on February 1st. This is our seventh year of celebrating NaHaiWriMo by composing new haiku poems every day for the month of February—the shortest ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 11:44 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • My Love of Skiing New to the Digressions page is “For the Love of Skiing,” which tells the story of my skiing life and a breakthrough day on skis. It also provides a list ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Seven New Poems About Haiku It’s been a while since I added any new poems to the Poems About Haiku page, but I’ve just added the following seven wonderful poems. Enjoy! “Along the ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2017, 11:25 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Interviews, Appearances, Comments, and Publications A few recent this-and-that additions to Graceguts include a link to a radio interview I did this month with Tom Maxedon about National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo), just ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2017, 12:33 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Between Night Hills Haven’t published a renku in a while, but recently did exactly that in the most recent issue of Frogpond. On the Collaborations page, please read “Between Night Hills,” a ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2017, 10:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • I’ve Been Reviewing the Situation I recently published twenty-three short book reviews in the Haiku Society of America journal, Frogpond. The following commentaries are now available through my Reviews page. Haiku Anthologies Climbing Mole ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 9:36 PM 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

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