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.
  • Many New Additions Coming I’ve taken the summer off and haven’t added any significant additions to this website since May, other than minor adjustments, calendar additions, and so on. However, I have ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2014, 8:25 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Celebrating Haiku North America Haiku North America celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. Along with Garry Gay and others, I cofounded this conference in 1991, and it has been held every two years all ...
    Posted May 28, 2014, 11:15 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Whatnots New additions to this site include a memorial poem for Keiko Imaoka, added to the Memorial Haiku page, Keiko’s short “Beginner’s Mind” essay, added at the end of ...
    Posted May 25, 2014, 2:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Press Here Updates and More I’ve just added two new “Featured Titles” to the Press Here page, highlighting the two latest Haiku North America conference anthologies, Close to the Wind (2013) and Standing Still ...
    Posted May 14, 2014, 2:22 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • An Interview about No Longer Strangers I give interviews, often about haiku, with some regularity. A recent one, conducted by Amanda Dcosta, focused mostly on Haiku Northwest’s 25th anniversary anthology, No Longer Strangers, just published ...
    Posted May 14, 2014, 10:15 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • My First Poetry Reading It was on this date, May 12, in 1990 that I gave my first-ever poetry reading as a featured poet. The reading was sponsored by Robinson Jeffers Tor House ...
    Posted May 12, 2014, 11:09 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Beat Haiku with a Stick? A new addition to the Essays page is “Beat Haiku and My Discussion with Jack Foley.” It presents an overview by Jack on “Beat Haiku” from a 2003 Haiku Society ...
    Posted May 11, 2014, 11:39 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Three Sparks Three recent additions to this website include “Sparks,” newly sprouted on the Essays page (how’s that for mixing a simile?), reprinted from Pebbles haiku journal, and two favourite poems ...
    Posted May 8, 2014, 10:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Janet Lewis: Enduring Imagist In 1997 and 1998, Catherine J. Kordich and I conducted an extensive interview with Imagist poet and novelist, Janet Lewis. The wife of Yvor Winters was famous herself for the ...
    Posted May 7, 2014, 11:39 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • You’ve Got to Pick a Postscript or Two Two recent additions to this site are a little unusual. They are Postscripts, additional text I’ve added as appendages to existing essays or reviews. They appear at the end ...
    Posted May 4, 2014, 7:29 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, everyting 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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