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.
  • The Legacy of William J. Higginson One of the most satisfying essays I’ve written in a decade is now on the Essays page. “This Perfect Rose: The Lasting Legacy of William J. Higginson” first appeared ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2015, 5:19 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Featured Poem on the Rattle Blog One of my solo rengay, “True Colours,” recently published in Rattle magazine, is the featured poem today on the Rattle magazine blog. There's also an audio recording of me ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2015, 12:42 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • North Carolina Poetry Society 2015 Haiku Contest Winners Just added to the Reports page are the 2015 Griffin-Farlow Haiku Award Winners, a contest I judged for the North Carolina Poetry Society. The results appeared in Pinesong Awards ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 5:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poets in the Park I’ve just updated the Poets in the Park page with the complete schedule for this year's festival, plus lists of all the groups and organizations involved, and the ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 9:11 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Karumi with a View A new addition on the Essays page is “Laughing with Karumi,” published in the British Haiku Society journal Blithe Spirit in May of 2015. It explores the notion of “lightness ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2015, 11:23 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The World Loves Graceguts Well, most of the world, anyway. Or at least they visit. Graceguts has had hits from 193 countries and territories in the world, including the following smaller or more obscure ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2015, 11:53 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Way to Walk in the Woods When was the last time you carried a notebook with you on a walk in the woods? Haiku poets do that all the time, using their notebooks to record impressions ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 8:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • HPNC Haiku Contest Comments Just added to the Reports page are my selections and comments for the 2013 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Contest. First place went to Roland Packer. Congrats to all ...
    Posted May 29, 2015, 6:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Comments on Frogpond Five new additions to the “Appreciating Haiku” section of the Essays page are “Comments on Frogpond,” featuring dozens of poems by various poets from issues of the Haiku Society of ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 8:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Finding Your True Colours New on the Haibun page is “True Colours,” published earlier in 2015 in Contemporary Haibun Online. And on the Essays page, find “Dipping Your Toe into the Haiku Pond,” a ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 7:18 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, everything 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).

Permissions

Im in the process of securing permissions for particular content used on this site. If a poem or some other content is included on this site and I havent reached you yet, please let me know. See also the Poetry Foundation’s guidelines for “Best Practices for Fair Use in Poetry.”

Copyright

This site is copyright © 2009–2015 by Michael Dylan Welch. All rights reserved. Poetry and other content by others is copyright by their respective authors. Please do not use or reprint any content on this site without permission. Linking to any of this content does not require permission.
 
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