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

Click any of the following links to read about recent site additions or other featured pages.
  • Poetry on Buses In 2007, and again in 2014, I was fortunate to have haiku selected for Seattle's “Poetry on Buses program, sponsored by 4Culture and King County's metro transit system ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pilgrimage to Powell’s A new addition to the Digressions page is “Pilgrimage to Powell’s Books,” about my first visit to the world’s largest bookstore in Portland, Oregon. That was way back ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2016, 11:44 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Seven Suns / Seven Moons It’s here! Today’s the release date for Seven Suns / Seven Moons, my brand-new poetry collaboration with Tanya McDonald, from NeoPoiesis Press. It’s also available on Amazon ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Here and There Numerous small updates to the website recently, here and there. One is the addition of a couple of new haiku to the “Sprigs of Spring” page, available through the Haiku ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 11:32 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Frame of Haiku Another new addition to the Essays page is “The Frame of Haiku: Awareness of Daily Life,” recently published in Kokako magazine in New Zealand. Short and sweet—take a look
    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 12:27 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two New Rengay Just added to the Rengay page are two rengay that appeared in the New Zealand journal Kokako. They are “Face to Face,” written with Kathabela Wilson aboard a catamaran returning ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 2:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Essay and Book Review from Kyoto Journal I was very pleased earlier this year to have my first publication in Kyoto Journal—and not with just one piece but two, which I’ve just added to this ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2016, 10:32 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Postscript and Photos I’ve recently added a new postscript to my comments on the 1995 Haiku Poets of Northern California rengay contest results, available through the Reports and Postscripts pages, and have ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:15 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yes You! Give Rengay a Try A new essay on the Essays and Rengay pages is “Give Rengay a Try,” recently published in Makoto, the European Haiku Society journal, and in Cinquesettecinque, the Italian Haiku Association ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2016, 1:44 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A New Trifold Just added to the Trifolds page is “Shipping the Oars, a set of 23 haiku and senryu published in 2015 and 2016, arranged in a loosely seasonal progression. You can ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 8:45 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

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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