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.
  • More Additions Additions keep on coming! The most recent include two sets of poems added to the Haiku and Senryu page: twelve haiku anthologized in Waverley Writers: Celebrating 25 Years, 1981–2005 ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2014, 1:32 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Trio of Things Newly posted on the Rengay page is “Singing in the Rain,” written with William Hart, and just published in the Haiku Society of America journal Frogpond (Autumn 2014). I’ve ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2014, 12:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • We Three Gifts In case you might want to think of them as gifts, I have three new additions to this site. The first is the addition of “not an ode to haiku ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2014, 4:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Random Additions Among a few random tweaks and appendages to this site are a link to “Poet Showcase” on the Interviews page (a short feature about me on Cara Holman’s blog ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 7:15 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Three Musketeers One of three new additions wielding their swords on this site is “Savouring Salvage,” a previously unpublished annotated presentation of a short story by Jane Yolen about haiku poetry, now ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2014, 4:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • R.I.P. Norman Friedman I’m saddened to report that Norman Friedman—E. E. Cummings scholar, cofounder of the E. E. Cummings Society, and gestalt psychologisthas passed away. He died 6 November 2014 ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2014, 10:02 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Sound Haiku Once or twice a year I create a new trifold featuring recent haiku and senryu, sometimes poems on a theme. My trifold for 2014 is “Sound Haiku,” now available as ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2014, 11:05 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Alphabet Something new has just popped up on the Haiku and Senryu page. It’s “An Alphabet of Haiku,” consisting of fifty-six recently published or republished haiku and senryu, arranged ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2014, 2:04 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Haiku Russians are Coming New additions of poetry to the Haiku and Senryu page are “Haiku Moments,” featuring six of my haiku from Bruce Ross’s Haiku Moment anthology (Tuttle, 1993), with Russian translations ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2014, 6:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Significance of Senryu A significant new addition to the Interviews page is “Arrows in the Quiver: An Interview on Senryu with Michael Dylan Welch,” conducted by Roman Lyakhovetsky for Ёrshik: Journal of Senryu ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2014, 10:25 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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