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.
  • Two New Trifolds Just added to my Trifolds page are “Breakfast Alone,” a selection of 22 recent haiku and senryu mostly related to smells and food, and “Writing Like a Woman,” with 19 ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 4:34 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two More Rengay One of two new pieces on my Rengay page is “Giving Thanks,” written with my daughter Sarah on a Thanksgiving theme. This rengay won second place in the 2016 Haiku ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 2:20 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Japan’s Biggest Export? Freshly added to my Essays page is “Japan’s Smallest Export,” just published in the premier issue of Origami, a new Seattle-area glossy magazine devoted to Japanese culture. Other ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2017, 5:43 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Entering the Matrix The fall 2017 issue of Canada’s revered Matrix magazine features haiku poetry, including thirteen of my poems. You can now read them at “Matrix Haiku,” available through the Haiku ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 11:25 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rengay Quest As part of my ongoing quest to publish more of my rengay this year (a New Year resolution—I have many dozens that remain unpublished), I’ve just had another ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 2:07 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • In Bashō’s Footsteps New to the Poems About Haiku page is “In the Footsteps of Bashō,” a tanka sequence by Beverley George, ML Grace, Michael Thorley, David Terelinck, Catherine Smith, Robert Miller, Carmel ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Defining Haibun New on the Essays page, and available through the Haibun page, is “Haibun: Definitions of Light,” an overview of various historical definitions of this distinctive and chiefly autobiographical sort of ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 4:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • There and Here A few additions to this website, there and here, include updates on my Bio, Appearances, and Press Here pages, adding “Haiku and the Art of Forest Bathing” as a workshop ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2017, 10:32 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Pattern of Plagiarism New on my Deja-ku Diary blog is “A Pattern of Plagiarism,” an extensive exploration of plagiarism and sloppy or unethical choices in a particular poet’s haiku poetry. This ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2017, 1:04 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yes, More Poems About Haiku Two new additions to the Poems About Haiku page are “Three Acts in the Form of Bashō’s Famous Haiku” by Martin Ingerson, and a haibun, “How to Write Haiku ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2017, 12:45 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

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