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.
  • Need a Digression or Two? Just added to the Digressions page are descriptions of my activities with SoulFood Poetry Night and the Redmond Association of Spokenword. I’ve been curating these reading series since 2006 ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 4:15 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • National Haiku Writing Month Strikes Again The sixth annual National Haiku Writing Month just kicked off on 1 February 2016. Once again I’m providing daily writing prompts on the Facebook page, this month with all ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 1:24 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poems About Haiku It’s been on my mind to do this for quite some time, and now I’ve done it. The “Poems About Haiku” section on the Poems by Others page ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2016, 8:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Still Keeping Up Appearances I’ve recently updated my Appearances page to feature 2016 events, with 2015 Appearances moved off to its own archived page. Numerous other updates to the site are scattered here ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 2:24 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Origami Pinwheels Newly added to the Reviews page is my review of Kay L. Tracy’s Origami Pinwheels. It’s a vibrant new haiku book with sumptuous illustrations designed to engage children ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 9:43 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poems and Things Two new pieces recently added are an untitled poem of mine (recently published in Hummingbird magazine) on the Poems page, and a “Knock, Knock” thingy attributed to Hoi Sta in ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2016, 8:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Place of Rengay To start off the new year, I’m pleased to have just added a new essay to the Rengay and Essays pages, titled “The Place of Rengay in Tanka Journals ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2016, 10:28 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Piercing the Mountain A new site addition to end the year is my extensive interview with environmentalist haiku poet Ruth Yarrow. Read “Piercing the Mountain” on the Interviews page. I’ve also added ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2015, 1:28 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Trio of Trifolds, and Something Extra Look for several new additions here on Graceguts. Three of them are new trifolds I put together in late 2015. They are “Sparrow Songs” (recent haiku and senryu), “A Common ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2015, 11:05 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Two rather different new additions to this site are a set of poems, and a poem of sets. The first is a selection of haiku and senryu from the “Once ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 6:24 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).


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