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.
  • The Beginnings of Haiku Just added to the Essays page is “Where Do Your Haiku Begin?” In this brief foray into the origins of my haiku, I talk about the various sources of haiku ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 11:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rengay Partnering Just added to the Rengay page is Carolyn Hall’s informative essay, “Rengay: The Art of Partnering.” It explores the rewards and challenges of working with a partner when writing ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 9:07 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Happy Anniversaries! Do you know where Graceguts got its name? In honour of this website’s fifth anniversary (yesterday, October 13) and the 120th anniversary (today, October 14) of the birth of ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 9:01 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Bits and Pieces New stuff on Graceguts includes a list of Countries Where I’ve Published My Writing, and new details, especially about skiing, added to my Travel page, both in Digressions. The ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 11:36 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Graceguts Celebrates Five Years Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Graceguts website, which I launched on 13 October 2009. Visitors have spent more than 14,000,000 minutes reading all the poems, essays ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 5:18 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Galactiku In 2009, it was my pleasure to edit an anthology of “galactiku” for Haiku Northwest. The book, Seeing Stars, resulted from a workshop by Penny Harter at the 2009 Seabeck ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 9:09 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • All the Haiku News That Fits Just added to the Haiku and Senryu page is Haiku News, a collection of five poems published in New Zealand on the Haiku News website, and also published in the ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 11:11 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Capitalization and Punctuation A short but hopefully helpful new guide just added to the Essays page is “Notes on Haiku Capitalization and Punctuation,” originally written for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Haiku ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 7:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • More Haiku in Punjabi Newly added to this site are eleven of my haiku translated into Punjabi by Amarjit Tiwana. You can find them in Haiku in Punjabi (which already had four haiku translations ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 2:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Whole Bunch of Shakin’ Goin’ On Several new additions to the site, after a long summer break. New to the “Poems About Haiku” section of the Poems by Others page are “After Bashō” by Margaret Dornaus ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2014, 11:46 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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