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.
  • Henderson Contest Winners and More Just added to the Reports page are the results and commentary from the Haiku Society of America’s 2014 Henderson Haiku Contest, which I cojudged with Tanya McDonald. Congratulations to ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2014, 4:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku and Tanka Newly added to this website are a few additions to “Parodies, Homages, Allusions” and “My Poems in Haiku Society of America Anthologies.” Also available on the Haiku and Senryu page ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2014, 12:07 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Renku Teaches Haiku Haiku poetry evolved from the hokku, or starting verse, of a linked form of collaborative poetry called renga, later called renku. I’ve always felt it was essential for haiku ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2014, 11:47 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Commentary by Bill Higginson New to the Interviews page (because that’s where it seems to belong best) is “14 or 15 Combs,” which presents commentary by William J. Higginson on one of my ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2014, 10:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • That and This Additions to this website keep on riding into town: I’ve added “Thump of a Rose,” a rengay with Billie Dee and Josh Wikoff, to the Rengay page. Peggy Barnett ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 1:25 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Something Multiple new additions to the site: On the Haiga with Gary LeBel page, accessible from the Haiga page, I’ve added three new haiga (the fourth, fifth, and last). On ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 3:31 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Nothing Today I added nothing to this website. Seriously. Click the link. I had nothing better to do.
    Posted Dec 6, 2014, 1:18 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Oh Wait, There’s More! I have yet another two additions to the Poems by Others page, both by the inimitable Naomi Beth Wakan. They are “One Does Not Write” and “On Reading Diane Ackerman ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 2:37 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Four Musketeers Four new swashbuckling additions to the Poems by Others page are “Content” by David Ignatow and, in the “Poems About Haiku” section, “Falling Apart, or New Delhi Haiku Blues” by ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2014, 10:03 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Musical Days of Christmas In honour of this here holiday season, I’m pleased to let you know that I’ve just posted my inimitable and previously unpublished lyrics for “The Twelve Musical Days ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2014, 11:03 AM 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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