Commentary

The following essays and commentary by various writers discuss poems by Michael Dylan Welch. If you have any additional comments or questions, please contact Michael Dylan Welch. See also the Interviews page.       +

14 or 15 Combs — by William J. Higginson
An Appreciation — by Laurie W. Stoelting
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai — by Kristjaan Panneman (Chèvrefeuille)
Fire in the Treetops Review — Vicki McCullough
Haiku Revisited — Robert Lee Brewer (Writers Digest blog)
High Note — by Sandra Simpson
Home for Christmas — by Emiko Miyashita
        (in Japanese, on the Haiku International Association website; see English)
Inner Silence / Silenzio Interiore — by Nicholas Klacsanzky
Issa Explored — by Donna Fuchsluger
The Light in the Darkness — by Ruth Yarrow
Meteor Shower — by Cyril Childs and Jerry Kilbride
Michael Dylan Welch’s Frisbee — by Nicholas Klacsanzky and five other writers
Moonless Night — by Cyndi Myers
NeverEnding Story — by Chen-ou Liu
Nine Words — by Tracy Koretsky
On Michael Dylan Welch — by Cor van den Heuvel
On Writing Haiku in English — by Paul Griffiths (review of Becoming a Haiku Poet)
Poetry That Heals — by Naomi Beth Wakan (commentary on eight poems)
Teeth Marks — by Charlotte Digregorio
Three Senryu — by Tom Lynch and Paul O. Williams
Tokutomi Contest Commentary — by Patricia Donegan, Shokan Tadashi Kondō, and Emiko Miyashita
Toll Booth Lit for Christmas — by Karen Sohne and Bill Pauly
Two Tanka — Jane Wilson
What Is Haiku? — by Corine Timmer

Geppo Commentaries

The following commentaries are from various issues of Geppo journal, where each poem was selected for special commendation.

Cupcake Papers — by Patricia J. Machmiller, Joan Zimmerman, and Emiko Miyashita
Dripping Azaleas — by Emiko Miyashita, Patricia J. Machmiller, and Linda Papanicolaou
Ice in the Water Bottle — by Emiko Miyashita, Linda Papanicolaou, and Patricia J. Machmiller
Lighthouse Shadow — by Emiko Miyashita, Patricia J. Machmiller, and Hiroyuki Murakami
Summer’s End — by Patricia J. Machmiller, Emiko Miyashita, and Kyle Sullivan
Tilted Lamp — by Emiko Miyashita, Patricia J. Machmiller, and Neal Whitman
Windshield Wipers — by Patricia J. Machmiller, Deborah P Kolodji, and Emiko Miyashita

Global Haiku Traditions

The following essays are from the Global Haiku Traditions program at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The university maintains a “Haiku Writer Profile” about Michael Dylan Welch. 

Michael Dylan Welch’s Haiku — by Molly McLinden
Michael Dylan Welch’s Haiku — by Tammy Wright