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.
  • A Viral Poem Just added to my Poems page is “An Abundance of Caution,” a poem written this week about the corona virus pandemic. I wish the poem were shorter, or that it ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2020, 9:57 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Patches of Padgett Look for several new additions by Ron Padgett on the Poems by Others page: “First Drift” “The Japanese Garden” “Advice to Young Writers” And look for these new poems on ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2020, 11:45 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Corona Virus Cancellations Although I’ll be losing income from some of the following cancelled events (also listed on my Appearances page), I feel fortunate that this is not my livelihood, so I ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2020, 11:44 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rengay Strikes Again, and an Essay I love writing rengay! A new one, “Hometown,” written with Stephen Toft, is now on the Rengay page, after recent publication in Wales Haiku Journal. And on the Essays page ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2020, 11:39 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Between a Rock and a Ren Just added to the Poems About Haiku page is “Rock Hunting with Bashō, Dallas Road, February,” by Terry Ann Carter. Also check out “Renandstimpy” on the Rengay page, a recently ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2020, 12:02 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Sonojo, Beauty, and Haibun The Poems About Haiku page now includes “Just as They Are” by Bashō’s disciple, Sonojo. There’s a new postscript after the short “Beauty in Haiku” essay, available through ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2020, 11:32 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Trio of Poems Check out the new untitled visual poem I’ve just added to my Poems page. And while you’re at it, take a look at “How to Be Perfect” by ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2020, 1:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Poem, New Postscript, New Report Three additions to Graceguts are Noelle Levy’s “The ABZs of Poetry” on the Poems About Haiku page, a new postscript to further discuss my “Laughing with Karumi” essay, and ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 3:21 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • NaHaiWriMo Celebrates Its Tenth Year National Haiku Writing Month began as an idea in 2010 and was first held in February of 2011, so 2020 marks the tenth year of this annual celebration of haiku ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2020, 11:36 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two Bits Two new additions to this site are “Haiku That Changed My Life” on the Essays page, and Vicki McCullough’s review of my Haiku North America anthology, Fire in the ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2020, 11:16 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

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