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, and more than a few surprises. 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.
  • Rengay Roundup Four new additions to the Rengay Essays page begin with Garry Gay’s essay titled “Rengay” from In Good Company, and his shorter essay by the same “Rengay” name from ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2021, 6:42 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • If Everything Happens that Can’t Be Done Lots of everything on Graceguts! New to the Interviews page is “5-7-5 in the 505: Haiku North America in Santa Fe” about the 2017 HNA conference. On the ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 11:30 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Contest Commentary and Three Poems New to the Reports page are my selections and commentary for the 2020 Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest. In addition, I’ve posted three poems. First is a “Zen ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2021, 4:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Last Train Home I’m pleased to have a rengay and a selection of individual train haiku in the tremendous new anthology, Last Train Home, edited by Jacqueline Pearce. New to the “Poems ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2021, 4:43 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Hodgepodge I recently had another book review published in Kyoto Journal, “Kyoto’s Spirit of Place, Revealed.” You can now find it on the Reviews page, together with my review of ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2021, 9:41 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Add-Ons Galore Time for some new add-ons to Graceguts. The largest addition, on the Essays page, is “Lorine Niedecker’s Haiku Library,” just published in Solitary Plover, along with my poem ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2021, 2:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Six Poems About Haiku and Other Distractions New to the Poems About Haiku page, which I love to expand, are the following six additions: David Lehman’s “Homage to Bashō” and “Poem in the Manner of Bashō ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2021, 9:20 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two Poems, a Postscript, a Video, and an Introduction New on the Poems by Others page is Tennyson’s “Ring Out, Wild Bells,” written in 1850 but remarkably apropos to Joe Biden’s inauguration in January 2021 (with one ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2021, 12:22 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Don’t Miss These A few smaller additions to Graceguts this time. On the Poems page, look for my previously unpublished anagrammatical wordplay in “Cuter Gags.” On the Essays page, I’ve added numerous ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2021, 11:51 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Year, New Additions Well, the first month of 2021 has been tumultuous, for better or verse. And I’ve made a slew of January 2021 site additions here on Graceguts, for better and ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2021, 1:20 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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