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.
  • Deja-ku Diary I've just started a new blog. It's called Deja-ku Diary, and discusses haiku that bring to mind other poems in various ways, such as allusion, parody, and ...
    Posted May 20, 2016, 9:21 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pinterest Haiga Rare new additions to the Haiga page are four of my poems crafted into Pinterest images by graphic designer Anne Dunnett. My gratitude for these pleasing images, even if they ...
    Posted May 18, 2016, 9:45 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Loonies? You want loonies? Check out “A Few Loonies, just added to the Rengay page—a poetic collaboration by me, Fay Aoyagi, and Garry Gay on theme of money from different ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 6:28 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Sprigs of Spring The Haiku and Senryu page now sports a collection of haiku for this season of cherry blossoms and new growth (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere). Check out “Sprigs ...
    Posted May 10, 2016, 12:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Big Brother Is Watching . . . Your Haiku New on the Essays page is “Politics and the English-Language Haiku: Learning from George Orwell,” one of my series of “learning from” essays, recently published in Schuylkill Valley Journal ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 5:42 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Report It’s been a while since I added anything to my Reports page. Check out the 2016 Ferndale Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Contest Winners, complete with my commentary. This was ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 6:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Something New Two new poems about haiku, just added to the Poems About Haiku page (gee, where else?) are an untitled poem by Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, and and excerpt from Mary Oliver ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2016, 10:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Random Moments In a few random moments lately, I’ve added the following: An untitled poem by Michael Ketchek to the Poems About Haiku page.A quotation from Sammamish deputy mayor Kathleen ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:30 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Little Potpourri A few miscellaneous updates to this website are the addition of a recently published poem on the Tinywords page (available through Haiku and Senryu), new details and events on the ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2016, 10:33 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Real Discipline of Haiku More than once I’ve heard haiku neophytes defend their counting of syllables in haiku because they say they like the “discipline.” What they don’t realize is that Japanese ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 12:38 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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