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 Bouquet of New Additions Hey, stop and smell these flowers, eh? On the Poems by Others page, check out a longtime favourite poem, “Ars Poetica,” by Archibald Macleish. New on the Essays page is ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2019, 11:24 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Fine Meditation The Trifolds page now lists two new trifolds, “Fine Lines” and “Nitobe Meditation,” which you can also view or download in PDF format on the Trifold Downloads page. Please have ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2019, 5:07 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yet More Poems Just added to the Poems About Haiku page are “Psalm for Haiku Poets” by Tombō / Lorraine Ellis Harr, and “With Issa” by Nelson Ball. These two poems could hardly be ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2019, 11:01 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Hearing the Owl New on the Haibun page is “Hearing the Owl,” and extended and rather personal haibun of mine, recently published in The Haibun Journal in Ireland. This posting also includes two ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2019, 5:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Cummings and Goings A new essay, previously unpublished, is now available on the Essays page, and linked to from the Digressions and Not Previously Published pages. It’s “E. E. Cummings—Not for ...
    Posted May 24, 2019, 12:28 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Back to Blue “Mother’s Back” and “Journey in Blue,” though newly added to the Rengay and Rengay Essays pages, are actually 22 and 17 years old, respectively. In fact, I believe “Journey ...
    Posted May 21, 2019, 5:07 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Postscript to “King’s Books” I occasionally add postscripts to content here and there on this website, often for essays, but less often for poems. I’ve just added a new postscript to the “King ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 12:27 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 2019 ukiaHaiku Festival Contest Winners Just added to the Reports page are the “2019 ukiaHaiku Festival Contest Winners,” with my commentary. I judged 397 entries for the international division, with the results announced at the ...
    Posted May 10, 2019, 4:37 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Finding Bashō’s Child A new addition to the Poems About Haiku page is “Bashō’s Child,” a moving piece by W. S. Merwin that recounts a troubling incident from Bashō’s Oku no ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 4:19 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New Eyes / Faces and Places Newly minted on the Introductions page is “New Eyes,” my introduction to Faces and Places, a book of photographs and haiku about the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena, California ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2019, 4:37 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

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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