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—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, so this site is far from complete, but I hope you enjoy it. 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.
  • FAQ Tips and a Postscript Brace yerself. I’ve just added some spiffy new questions to the FAQ page. And if you want something a little more substantive, check out the postscript I’ve added ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • R.I.P. Galway Kinnell In honour of Galway Kinnell, who just passed away yesterday at the age of 87, newly added to the Poems by Others page is his magnificent and juicy poem, “Blackberry ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 10:51 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Visitors Those longer poems about haiku just keep on coming. Just added to the “Poems About Haiku” section of my Poems by Others page is “The Haiku Masters of Japan Drop ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2014, 9:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Few Parodies, Homages, and Allusions Newly minted on my Haiku and Senryu page is a collection of Parodies, Homages, Allusions, which are all—ahemparodies, homages, and allusions. Can you figure out the original famous ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 10:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Calling a Spade a Spade By golly, another essay has just appeared on my Essays page. I wonder who did that? This new essay is “A Spade’s a Spade: Plagiarism and Déjà-ku,” originally ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 12:31 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Beginnings of Haiku Just added to the Essays page is “Where Do Your Haiku Begin?” In this brief foray into the origins of my haiku, I talk about the various sources of haiku ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 11:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rengay Partnering Just added to the Rengay page is Carolyn Hall’s informative essay, “Rengay: The Art of Partnering.” It explores the rewards and challenges of working with a partner when writing ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 9:07 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Happy Anniversaries! Do you know where Graceguts got its name? In honour of this website’s fifth anniversary (yesterday, October 13) and the 120th anniversary (today, October 14) of the birth of ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 9:01 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Bits and Pieces New stuff on Graceguts includes a list of Countries Where I’ve Published My Writing, and new details, especially about skiing, added to my Travel page, both in Digressions. The ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 11:36 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Graceguts Celebrates Five Years Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Graceguts website, which I launched on 13 October 2009. Visitors have spent more than 14,000,000 minutes reading all the poems, essays ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 5:18 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, everyting here is new! If not, 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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