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.
  • Poems from Tinywords A new addition to the Haiku and Senryu page is Tinywords, a collection of my poems that have been published (usually republished) in the online journal Tinywords. Also included are ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 10:45 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pieces and Bits I’ve just added a trio of blurbs and comments about my latest book on the True Colour page, together with information about the launch reading on 6 December 2014 ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 10:28 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pangrams A little ditty of a thing just added to the Digressions page is “Short Sentences with Every Letter of the Alphabet.” It’s a collection of pangrams, arranged from longer ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 11:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pet Peeves and Teeth Marks Two new site additions are fairly small this time. The first is the appendage of Pet Peeve #10 to the Pet Peeves page. Find it through the Digressions page. And ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 11:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Handfuls of Haiku in High Places The Haiku and Senryu page now includes “A Haiku Handful,” eighteen poems about hands that appeared in a trifold flyer I made in 2009. See the Trifolds page to view ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2015, 2:47 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • True Colour This site has a large new addition in celebration of my most recent book of poetry, True Colour. I’ve posted all but one of the thirteen solo rengay included ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2015, 4:29 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Flaming Tulips and Sammamish Haiku This site has two new additions. On the Collaborations page is “Tulips Flame,” a shisan (twelve-verse) renku I wrote on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, with Amelia Fielden, Marg Sutton ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2015, 8:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Touches of Shiki Two hefty additions to this website are a review and essay regarding Japans fourth great haiku master, Masaoka Shiki. “Shiki’s Winter,” available on the Reviews page, explores Donald ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 7:04 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Shiki Haikusphere A new addition to the Haiku and Senryu page is “Shiki Haikusphere,” a collection of ten haiku from the anthology of the same name, published in Matsuyama, Japan in 2007 ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2015, 4:20 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poems Against the War Newly posted to the Poems page are three poems I first wrote in January of 2003 for Sam Hamill’s Poets Against the War website, for which I was also ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 7:07 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, everyting 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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