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.
  • A New Trifold Just added to the Trifolds page is “Shipping the Oars, a set of 23 haiku and senryu published in 2015 and 2016, arranged in a loosely seasonal progression. You can ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 8:45 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Petals of Ice Cream Just added to my “Metaphor in Haiku essay (available from the Essays and Postscripts pages) is a new postscript about an ice cream poem by Tanya McDonald with an effective ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 11:59 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Nothing New Under the Sun Just added to my page filled with Nothing is Making Something Out of Noh Thinga photo album (Whole Lotta Nothing), a few lagniappes at the bottom (click the + signs ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2016, 10:53 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Further Reading Revisited I’ve recently restructured the Further Reading page to improve its organization, and have added a couple of new suggestions. Links are now arranged in the categories of “Haiku Fundamentals ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2016, 12:36 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • How Many Syllables? I enjoy adding postscripts to particular essays, amplifying previous thoughts or even changing my mind on earlier points of view. I’ve just added a new postscript to “Go-Shichi ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2016, 12:04 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Issa’s Last Poem? Just added to the Poems About Haiku page is Franz Wright’s “Issa’s Last Poem.” It’s a prose poem that’s much like haibun, concluding with a last ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2016, 12:58 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • From Chrysanthemum In April of 2016 I had a short essay, a haibun, and three haiku published in Chrysanthemum, each piece also translated into German. On the Essays page, you can now ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2016, 9:59 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Deja-ku Diary Entries Over on my Deja-ku Diary blog, I’ve recently posted “‘Haikus Are Easy’ . . . to Plagiarize,” about an incident this week involving a poem that seems to have been plagiarized ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2016, 6:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Editorializing In an effort to broaden my writing experience, I recently tried writing an editorial opinion piece for a local newspaper, the Sammamish Review. It was written one night, revised the ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2016, 12:53 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Banners and Translations An extensive new addition to the Translations page, also available via Digressions, is “Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Translations.” This page includes a set of haiku translated by Emiko Miyashita ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 5:12 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! 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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