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. 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.
  • Perfecting Poetry Just added to the Poems page is “Perfection: An Ars Poetica,” recently published in Solitary Plover. Meanwhile, on the Haibun, Poems, and Sequences pages, I’ve indicated recommended items to ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2019, 12:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Sax Riffs and Fine Lines Haiku Canada Review recently published an essay of mine, and also included a Haiku Canada Sheet with a sequence of my haiku. You can read “Sax Riffs and the Art ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 5:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Interview Additions Thanks to Corine Timmer for two new additions to the Interviews page. The first is “What Is Haiku,” Corine’s short introduction to haiku poetry featuring a haiku of mine ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2019, 6:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two Interviews and a Haiku-Limerick-Thingy New on the Interviews page are links to two recent interviews with me about National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo). The first is a text interview by Trish Hopkinson on her ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 3:58 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • National Haiku Writing Month Again! It’s February 1. That means it’s the first day of National Haiku Writing Month, also known as NaHaiWriMo. This is our ninth year to celebrate haiku by writing ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2019, 4:50 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Updating Game Time to play the Updating Game. A new section on the Poems page is now devoted to “Parodies and Humour.” Over on the Poems About Haiku page, you can now ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2019, 1:57 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Short Bios and Petal Mats A new addition to the Digressions page is “Cherry Petal Mats,” about special mats made in 2014 for blossom viewing in Vancouver, British Columbia. One of them featured a haiku ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2019, 10:58 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • An Essay, a Haibun, and a Trifold Walk into a Bar . . . Okay, they don’t walk into a bar, they get posted to this website. New on the Essays page is “Missing the Moon: Haikuless Haibun,” including a new postscript. And ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2019, 11:31 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Graceguts Now in Its Tenth Year Graceguts began life on 13 October, 2009, so 2019 is this website’s tenth year of operation. It has been a labour of love, and I know the essays and ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 12:44 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Seven Poems About Haiku Here’s a fine way to end off the year. It’s been long a while since I added any new pieces to my Poems About Haiku anthology page, but ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2018, 12:14 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, 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).

Permissions

Im in the process of securing permissions for particular content used on this site. If a poem or some other content is included on this site and I havent reached you yet, please let me know. See also the Poetry Foundation’s guidelines for “Best Practices for Fair Use in Poetry.”

Copyright

This site is copyright © 2009–2019 by Michael Dylan Welch. All rights reserved. Poetry and other content by others is copyright by their respective authors. Please do not use or reprint any content on this site without permission, except within the bounds of fair use. Linking to any of this content does not require permission.
 
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