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.
  • Haiku Evolutions One of two new additions to the Essays and Introductions pages is “Desert Heat: A Haiku Revision,” my afterword to Deep Breath: A Book of Haiku Evolutions, edited by Terry ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 3:08 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Stances I recently published a new essay in Modern Haiku that I’m happy to share on my Essays page. “Haiku Stances” covers a variety of motivations for writing haiku, which ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2017, 7:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Snow Bones About It New to the Reviews page is my assessment of Masaya Saito’s marvelous haiku book, Snow Bones. This review appeared in the summer 2017 issue of Modern Haiku.
    Posted Jun 18, 2017, 4:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A New Old Poem An old poem of mine, originally written in 2006 for Francine Porad, was just published this month in Clover: A Literary Rag, out of Bellingham, Washington. You can read “Grief ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:19 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rengay Restructured I’ve done some restructuring of the Rengay page, arranging all the essays under the headings of “Learning Rengay,” “Studying Rengay,” “Publishing Rengay,” and “Essays on Rengay by Others.” I ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2017, 7:08 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • All About Rengay—for Editors A new addition to the Essays and Rengay pages is “Seven Fundamentals: A Guide to Rengay for Editors,” a summation of rengay techniques and necessities written specifically for journal editors ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 11:58 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • How to Respond to a Haiku New on the Poems About Haiku page (and on my Poems page) is “How to Respond to a Haiku,” recently published in The Aurorean. If you’re a haiku poet ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 8:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Bread Cast on the Waters At the annual meeting the Pacific Northwest region of the Haiku Society of America on 3 June 2017 in Seattle, Washington, I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Evans, a ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2017, 4:37 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Up Your High Score with a Torpedo New on the Collaborations and Rengay pages are “Up,” a kasen renku, plus “High Score” and “Torpedo,” both rengay. I wrote these three collaborations with Tanya McDonald, and they first ...
    Posted May 23, 2017, 9:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • ukiaHaiku Contest Results In April of 2017 I judged the international division of the 2017 ukiaHaiku contest. Results were announced and celebrated at the ukiaHaiku festival event on 30 April 2017 in Ukiah ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 1:17 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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