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.
  • Haibun, Nowhere Poems, and a Short Movie On the Haibun page, I’ve just added “35 Courtlands Drive, Watford,” recently published in Contemporary Haibun Online. After my essay “Going Nowhere: Learning Haiku from Pico Iyer,” on the ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2020, 2:43 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A New Pair of Rengay Just added to the Rengay page are “Viewing Line” and “Rounding the Pole,” written with Alan S. Bridges and Yvonne Cabalona, respectively. These collaborations were recently published in Hedgerow and ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2020, 6:28 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku and Essay in German New to the Essays page is “Das Territorium des Haiku,” a translation into German by Claudia Brefeld of my essay, “The Territory of Haiku.” Claudia also prepared “Michael Dylan Welch ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2020, 10:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Retina Splash Just added to my Books listings is Retina Splash, my second new ebook of “hydrogen jukebox” poems, just published in PDF form by Bones. You can also read the introduction ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2020, 9:36 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Ends and Odds Time for some new additions? Find them in various places on Graceguts. On the Haibun page, look for “Cowan’s Castle,” recently published in Drifting Sands Haibun. On the Digressions ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2020, 11:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Friends In 2007 and 2009 I had haiku included in two Japanese anthologies, Haiku Friends, Volume 2 and Haiku Friends, Volume 3 (I missed out on the first volume in 2003 ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2020, 11:08 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Put Witty Heading Here A few miscellaneous changes to Graceguts include the addition of “First Day of the Year” to the “Geppo Commentaries section of the Commentary page, “Thyme Flowering Among Rocks” by Richard ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2020, 6:01 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 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 Jul 10, 2020, 1:08 PM 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
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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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