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

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  • Two Poems from Tree Line Hope to start making a lot more additions to this site after a bit of a break. Much to add, starting with two poems about Bashō by Judy Halebsky, both ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • One Busy Month The last month has been a very busy one. After directing Haiku Northwest’s eighth annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway at the start of October, I then headed to upstate New ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 12:14 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Seabeck Thanks A big thank you to everyone who attended Haiku Northwest’s Seabeck haiku retreat this year, especially all 20 folks joining us for the first time (out of 50 total ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2015, 1:24 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Three New Books! I’ve been busy lately, finishing up three new books, which I’ve just listed on my Books page. The most recent is Fire in the Treetops: Celebrating Twenty-Five ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2015, 6:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • All This and Then Some New additions to the “Poems About Haiku” section of the Poems by Others page include “A Doing Nothing Poem” by Robert Bly and “Being Born, Then Dying” by Elizabeth Oakes ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poets I’ve Studied With Newly added to the Digressions page is “Poets I’ve Studied With,” featuring a list of mostly well-known poets who I’ve had the privilege to take poetry classes ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2015, 11:11 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 2014 RaedleafPoetry India Haiku Contest Results Just added to the Reports page are my selections and commentary for the 2014 RaedleafPoetry India Haiku Contest, which I judged in late 2014, with commentary written in January 2015 ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2015, 11:41 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Nothing Doing Just so you know, I’ve added nothing to Nothing. Which is something, if you think about it, but hopefully not too hard.
    Posted Jul 29, 2015, 12:00 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Haiku and Senryu, But Were Too Busy Writing to Ask On the Essays page, look for the newly posted essay, “The Difference Between Haiku and Senryu,” originally published in Haijinx in the spring of 2001. I had a link to ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2015, 11:08 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • All About Seabeck A significant new addition has just appeared (imagine that, all by itself) here on Graceguts. On the Interviews page, please find “The Seabeck Haiku Getaway: An Interview,” conducted with me ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2015, 10:45 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

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