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. 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 Longer Poems and a Rengay Three new additions to Graceguts are Sam Hamill’s “To Doris Thurston on Her Eightieth Birthday,” available through the Poems by Others page, “Imitated from the Japanese” by W. B ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2018, 12:19 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Luggage Poems in French The Tanka page now includes “Poèmes de bagages / Luggage Poems,” featuring seven tanka translations by Maxianne Berger, recently published in Cirrus magazine. Merveilleux!
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 3:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Translation as Treason This past spring, at the invitation of David Jacobson, I had the privilege of contributing to the “Japan in Translation” series on the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative blog. My ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2018, 9:22 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Updates to Rengay and Deja-ku Diary A new postscript just added to my essay, “Rengay: A Status Report” (available through the Rengay Essays page), updates the growth and status of rengay poetry since I first published ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2018, 8:00 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Geppo Haiku Commentary Deep on the Essays page, in its “Appreciating Haiku” section, I’ve just added the recent publication of my comments on poems selected from Geppo, the quarterly journal of the ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2018, 12:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Moon Viewing Poem Contest In 2006 I proposed and judged a public poetry contest sponsored by the Washington Poets Association (of which I was a longtime board member) and the Seattle Japanese Garden. The ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2018, 12:13 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Presenting Rengay I’ve been a fan of the rengay form since Garry Gay and I wrote the very first one together in 1992, and have sought to promote and popularize this ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2018, 11:17 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Sleepless Planet In May of 2018, five of my haiku appeared in a Japanese bilingual anthology, The Sleepless Planet, published by the Gendai Haiku Kyōkai, with Japanese translations by Toshio Kimura. These ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2018, 10:19 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Lost and Found Just added to the Haibun page is “Something Lost,” describing a childhood visit to Niagara Falls. Also check out the Rengay page, where I’ve just added “Staples,” an office ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2018, 12:47 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Even More Clerihews Clerihews? You want clerihews? Okay, even if you weren’t exactly clamouring for them, I’ve just posted some more. Newly hatched on the Poems page are 28 new “Clerihews ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2018, 9:19 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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