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.
  • There Once Was a Limerick About Haiku Hold your horses! You can now read “There once was a fellow named Jim,” a limerick of my very own creation, about haiku, now available in the “Poems About Haiku ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 3:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Tanka Society of America’s Formation and Future An essay I wrote on the formation of the Tanka Society of America now appears in the “Tanka” section of the Essays page, in two versions. The shorter published version ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 10:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Sure I Kana Newly added to the Essays page is “Kana,” a response I wrote to an essay published in Orion Magazine in 2008 by Chris Dombrowski. Updates on my Appearances page too
    Posted Mar 17, 2015, 10:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Getaway Just added to the Reports page is “Sound Haiku: The 2014 Seabeck Haiku Getaway,” my summary of the latest Haiku Northwest retreat, which I direct. The 2014 retreat was the ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 9:49 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poets Say the Darndest Things A few new additions here, mostly in the “Poems About Haiku” section of the Poems by Others page. Newly added are Marsh Muirhead’s “Releasing the Animals (the anti-haiku ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 9:24 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • My First Trip to Japan Just added to the Essays page is “First Trip to Japan,” a previously unpublished excerpt of a letter I’d written about my trip, taken in December of 2000 and ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2015, 7:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Whale of a Haibun Just added to the Haibun page is my new haibun, “Whales,” which appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Frogpond (but was first written in 2007). That issue also included ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2015, 11:52 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • True Colours Just posted to the True Colour page, available through the Rengay page, is my solo rengay, “True Colours,” which was just published in Rattle #47, Spring 2015. I’ve also ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2015, 3:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Reviews Aplenty Two significant new additions to the Reviews page are my reviews of Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers, a book of haiku for children, and Listening to the Rain: An ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2015, 11:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Graceguts Favicon You know those little icons that appear next to website names in the tabs of open websites in your browser? Those icons are called favicons, and I’ve just added ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2015, 8:24 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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