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.
  • A New Book, Two Poems, and Two Commentaries I’m pleased to announce that my press, Press Here, has just published a new book, Abandoned Farmhouse, by Edward J. Rielly, in a revised and expanded second edition. Read ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2021, 4:33 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Smaller Additions A few smaller additions to Graceguts this time. New on the Sequences page is “Buried,” recently published in Presence. I’ve added a short postscript to “Finding Our Way,” my ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2021, 11:40 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Taste of Translation A translation theme runs through most of these recent additions to Graceguts. New to the Translations page is the “2020 Traffic Culture Exhibition Winning Haiku,” which follows up on 2018 ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2021, 11:17 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yet Another Miscellany A recent tanka sequence, just added to the Sequences and Tanka pages, is “With a Start,” just published in Ribbons. Also recently from Ribbons, the “Tanka Anthologies” section of the ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2021, 5:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Fourteen New Additions Haven’t been adding much to Graceguts lately, but here’s a whole bunch now, as follows:One new essay, “The Heft of Haiku,” on the Essays page, describing what ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2021, 8:39 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Buzz of Additions On the Rengay page, look for “Spreading Shade,” written with Richard and Kathleen Tice. This rengay just appeared in Fireflies’ Light, as did my review of Buzz by David Jacobs ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2021, 11:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Heron’s Nest Poems, and More A major new addition to the Haiku and Senryu page is “My Poems in The Heron’s Nest.” This new page collects all my poems (50+) published in The Heron ...
    Posted May 27, 2021, 12:10 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Few Updates New on the Poems About Haiku page is “Rentrement of Compulsion” by L. W. Lindquist, a rondeau that mentions haiku. In the Geppo section of the Commentary page, look for ...
    Posted May 14, 2021, 10:57 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yet More Rengay Three new additions to the Rengay Essays page, all from 2006, are “Rengay: A Journey into Symbiotic Poetry” and “From Scifaiku to Rengay,” both by Deborah P Kolodji, and “The ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2021, 10:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poetry and Commentary New to the Poems by Others page is Don Colburn’s “In the Workshop After I Read My Poem Aloud,” perfect for everyone who’s been in a poetry critique ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2021, 11:21 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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