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.
  • On Robert Spiess, the Haiku Gatekeeper New to the Interviews page is “The Haiku Gatekeeper: An Interview with Robert Spiess,” also available through the Essays page. Spiess edited the English language’s flagship haiku journal, Modern ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • More July Additions Time for a few new additions to Graceguts. On the “neon buddha photo-haiga” page I’ve added six new photo-haiga at the end, all published in Hedgerow back ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2020, 9:24 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Spanish Translations and a Haiku Song New on the Interviews page is “Featured Poet: Michael Dylan Welch,” published in September of 2018 (also available through the Translations page). The article appeared in the Spanish haiku journal ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2020, 5:29 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • I Hear Reports The Reports page now provides my selections and commentary for the 2019 Haiku Poets of Northern California Tanka Contest, which I judged. And on the NeverEnding Story page, look for ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2020, 4:00 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Story, Essay, and Poem I’ve added two old pieces of writing to Graceguts. One, from 1981, is “A Paid-In-Full Visit to the Offices of Mandolin, Fuzzbucket, and Word Association Limited,” just ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2020, 3:59 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Star Wheel Microchapbook Just published by Origami Poems Project is a microchapbook of mine titled Star Wheel. It collects twenty-eight haiku inspired by the names of crochet patterns. I've just added ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2020, 10:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Intro, Translations, Rengay, and Commentary Lots of new additions to look for! On the Introductions page, look for “Wherever They Will,” the sendoff to my new Eyeball Kick ebook. On the NeverEnding Story page, look ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2020, 9:28 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Of Books and Things / Eyeball Kick I’ve just overhauled my Books page to use a table format, with book images consistently on the left side. I also added several new book cover images, standardized listings ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2020, 9:24 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Zanzotto on Haiku Andrea Zanzotto was one of the most prominent Italian poets of the twentieth century. New to the Poems About Haiku page are three pieces he wrote about haiku in his ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2020, 11:42 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Signature and PowerPoint Haiku A small new addition to the Essays page, also available on the Commentary page, is “Home for Christmas.” This commentary appeared in Robert Epstein’s The Signature Haiku Anthology (West ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2020, 11:18 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! 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).


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