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, and more than a few surprises. 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 Poems, a Postscript, a Video, and an Introduction New on the Poems by Others page is Tennyson’s “Ring Out, Wild Bells,” written in 1850 but remarkably apropos to Joe Biden’s inauguration in January 2021 (with one ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2021, 12:22 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Don’t Miss These A few smaller additions to Graceguts this time. On the Poems page, look for my previously unpublished anagrammatical wordplay in “Cuter Gags.” On the Essays page, I’ve added numerous ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2021, 11:51 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Year, New Additions Well, the first month of 2021 has been tumultuous, for better or verse. And I’ve made a slew of January 2021 site additions here on Graceguts, for better and ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2021, 1:20 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • One Afterword, Two Introductions, and Three Poems To end the year on what I hope is a high note I’m pleased to announce a varied selection of additions to Graceguts. Most significant are two introductions and ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2021, 1:16 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yeats, an Introduction, and Press Here Three new additions to Graceguts. The first is “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats, newly added to the Poems by Others page (our family home in Watford ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2020, 1:53 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Commentary on Haiku and a Trifold New to the Commentary page are two new observations on my haiku. First, Dhugal Linday comments on my “end of the year” poem in his Haiku Classic column on the ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2020, 10:11 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Bevy of Additions A new bevy of additions for you. On the Essays page, look for “In the Eye of the Beholder: Haiku Interpretation,” just published in Blithe Spirit. New to the Collaborations ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2020, 11:20 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two Rengay and a Rengay Essay New on the Rengay page are “Tango” from the 2017 Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology (Seabeck Reunion) and “Forgotten” from 2018 anthology (Sound of a Leaf). On the Rengay Essays page ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2020, 6:09 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two Haibun and More Two new additions to the Haibun page are “My Favourite Movie” and “Wake-Up Call” (the latter with tanka), both recently published in Contemporary Haibun Online. Meanwhile, on the Books ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2020, 7:01 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Videos, Reviews, and Reports There’s a new left-nav item in town. It’s a sparkly new Videos page, featuring various YouTube videos in which I’m reading poems, leading workshops, or emceeing ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2020, 11:33 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

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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