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.
  • A Knowing Postscript and Furry Rengay Scurrying around on the Rengay page is something new: “Several Species of Small Furry Animals,” written in 2009 with Colin Stewart Jones, and recently published in Under the Bashō. Also ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2018, 12:07 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Dangers of Travel Haiku A long new addition to the Essays page is “Fuji Over the Clouds: The Dangers of Travel Haiku,” an in-depth exploration of dozens of haiku I wrote on my ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2018, 10:31 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two Haibun and a Video I recently had two haibun published in Contemporary Haibun Online. You can now read “Alone” and “Up to Sixth” on the Haibun page. Meanwhile, over on “Courting the Eyeball Kick ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 11:51 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Commentaries Freshly planted on the Interviews page are commentaries on four of my prize-winning poems. Read about “Meteor Shower,” which won first place in the Henderson haiku contest, and “Three ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2018, 8:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Ku Review It’s an old review, but newly added to the Reviews page. See my 2004 perspective on Jane Yolen’s children’s haiku book, Least Things, complete with a postscript ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 10:42 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Buson Translations and a Haibun Freshly added to the Translations page is “Three Buson Haiku,” which presents what may well have been the first translations into English of newly discovered haiku by Buson. These translations ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 11:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Lyrical Passion New to the Interviews page is my “Lyrical Passion Interview.” I had linked to this interview since it originally appeared on the Lyrical Passion website in April of 2009, but ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2018, 10:44 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Interview on Creativity Just added to the Interviews page is “An Interview for Miriam’s Well,” which Miriam Sagan originally posted to her blog on 3 July 2013. The subject was creativity in ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2018, 11:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Splendiferous Additions Newly added to the Digressions page is a short overview of my years of editing and publishing the quarterly haiku journal Woodnotes. I’ve also added “Three Erasures” to the ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2018, 3:57 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Italian Translation of Keiko Imaoka Essay One of the most important essays ever published about English-language haiku is Keiko Imaoka’s “Forms in English Haiku,” which I first printed in my journal, Woodnotes, in the ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2018, 6:02 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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Catch Me If You Can

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