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.
  • Three New Trifolds Every year I create at least one new trifold flyer of my poems for sharing at haiku and other poetry events. For 2019 I made four trifolds, two of which ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Three New Poems On the Poems About Haiku page, look for William M. Ramsey’s “The Perfect Haiku” and Robert Lee Brewer’s “Aging Well” (the latter an example of what’s called ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2019, 3:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Four Prize-Winning Rengay I did well in the 2018 rengay contest sponsored by the Haiku Poets of Northern California. Winners were recently published in the autumn/winter 2019 issue of the HPNC journal ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2019, 3:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Bottoms Up . . . Again Just added to the Rengay page is “Bottoms Up,” written with five other poets after (ahem) some of the participants went skinny-dipping in the hotel pool at the 2019 ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2019, 6:51 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • How Graceguts Got Started New to the Essays page is “How Graceguts Got Started,” originally posted to the new Graceguts Facebook page on 12 October 2019, the tenth anniversary of this website. I’ve ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2019, 2:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Were You Expecting Anything Else? Three inspiring new additions to the Poems by Others page are “I Taught Myself to Live Simply” by Anna Akhmatova, Happiness” by Raymond Carver, and “Credo” by my friend Judith ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2019, 12:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Three Sequences The Sequences page now sports three new sets of poems, all recently published in Bacopa Literary Review in Florida. The first is “Shēngxiào /生肖,” which won first prize for haiku ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2019, 4:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Commentary Page Just created on Graceguts is a new section for Commentary, featuring essays or shorter commentaries by various writers on poems I’ve written. The links on this new page used ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2019, 10:17 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Graceguts Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary Graceguts came to life on 12 October 2009, exactly ten years ago today. It’s more, I hope, than a repository of poems, reviews, and essays I’ve written, becoming ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2019, 6:43 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Contests, Commentary, and Postscripts Just added to the Reports page is “2019 Morioka International Haiku Contest,” with results from a new Japanese haiku contest I judged with Terry Ann Carter and Toru Kiuchi. This ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2019, 5:00 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

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