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.
  • Up Your High Score with a Torpedo New on the Collaborations and Rengay pages are “Up,” a kasen renku, plus “High Score” and “Torpedo,” both rengay. I wrote these three collaborations with Tanya McDonald, and they first ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • ukiaHaiku Contest Results In April of 2017 I judged the international division of the 2017 ukiaHaiku contest. Results were announced and celebrated at the ukiaHaiku festival event on 30 April 2017 in Ukiah ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 1:17 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Still Reviewing the Situation More of my haiku book reviews have recently appeared in Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America. The following fourteen commentaries are now available through my Reviews page ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 6:33 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Ekphrastica An exciting new addition to my website comes with two parts. First is “The Scarf,” an ekphrastic poem just added to the Poems page. And with it, added to the ...
    Posted May 5, 2017, 11:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Hey, New Stuff! All shiny and sparkly on the Poems About Haiku page is “Little Things” by Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, dating from 1845—the poem, that is, although the poet is rather ...
    Posted May 1, 2017, 5:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rain into River Newly added to the Rengay page is “Rain into River,” written with Tanya McDonald. This rengay was just published in WA129 (Sage Hill Press), a Washington State poetry anthology edited ...
    Posted May 4, 2017, 9:57 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Making Time for Haiku Another new essay in the “Learning From” section of my Essays page is “A Haiku Writer’s Time: Learning from Kenneth Atchity,” recently published in Frogpond. I explore the author ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 7:26 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Learning from Samuel Menashe A new essay in the “Learning From” section of my Essays page is “Amen to Life: Learning from the Haiku Mind of Samuel Menashe,” in which I respond to an ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 10:50 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Window Just added to the Digressions page, and also available through the Haibun and Not Previously Published pages, is “Opening the Haiku Window,” about my first published haiku acceptance and submission ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 8:17 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Ancient Bloodlines, and Something More I’m pleased to have written “Finding Your Paths,” an introduction to a new collection of rengay by Simon Hanson and Ron C. Moss. The book is Ancient Bloodlines, just ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2017, 11:11 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

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).


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