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.
  • Learning From Recent additions to Graceguts include an essay, a sequence, a rengay, and some miscellaneous revisions. On the Essays page, look for “Ringing the Bell: Learning Haiku from Mary Ruefle,” the ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2020, 11:18 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Change Is Afoot In this week of political change, I offer some not-so-political changes for Graceguts. On my “How to Respond to a Haiku” poem, available through the Poems and Poems ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2020, 5:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Vitreous Humor Newly added to my Books listings is Vitreous Humor, my third new ebook of “hydrogen jukebox” poems, just published in PDF form by Bones. You can also read the introduction ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2020, 1:09 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Escapism, and So On I’ve had the privilege of presenting my “Going Nowhere” essay as a PowerPoint show to many haiku group meetings and conferences around the world this year (via Zoom, that ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2020, 10:51 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yon and Hither A few miscellaneous additions to Graceguts recently. On the Poems About Haiku page, look for an untitled poem by Tom Raworth, and an untitled poem by Thomas A. Clark, plus ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2020, 12:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Hither and Yon New to the Haibun page is “A Lull in Shiki’s Winter,” the twelfth of my “Historical Haibun.” On the Haibun page, I’ve also shuffled around some of the ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2020, 10:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Portuguese Translations and a Haibun Four of my poems were recently translated into Portuguese and published in Afagando a Face de Lorca [Stroking Lorca’s Face], an anthology edited and translated by Francisco José Craveiro ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2020, 5:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Out and About Look for a few smaller adjustments and additions to Graceguts this week. I’ve added a new postscript to “The Seed of Wonder: An Antidote to Haiku Inflation” on the ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2020, 6:57 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Flurry of Additions New to the Essays page is “The Anthologist and Bogus Haiku” (plus a new postscript), which recently appeared in Wales Haiku Journal—my response to the haiku content in Nicholson ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2020, 11:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Shikoku Pilgrimage Haiku I’ve had my essay “The Weather-Beaten Jizō: Shikoku Pilgrimage Haiku by Shūji Niwano” on Graceguts for almost four years now, but never blogged about it. That was because ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2020, 10:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
Showing posts 1 - 10 of 675. View more »

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).


Im in the process of securing permissions for particular content used on this site. If a poem or some other content is included on this site and I havent reached you yet, please let me know. See also the Poetry Foundation’s guidelines for “Best Practices for Fair Use in Poetry.”


This site is copyright © 2009–2020 by Michael Dylan Welch. All rights reserved. Poetry and other content by others is copyright by their respective authors. Please do not use or reprint any content on this site without permission, except within the bounds of fair use. Linking to any of this content does not require permission.