1 September 2023

August seemed to have been a quieter month for Graceguts. Nevertheless, I’ve added the following content.

winter funeral—

lots of s’s

in our whispers

You can now read about my “2023 Trailblazer Award” on the Commentary page, where the judges share their thoughts on the poem. And on the Interviews page, please read my “2023 Trailblazer Interview,” which responds to questions about the poem and offers my thoughts on innovation in haiku poetry.

summer sunlight

brightens the playground

next to the graveyard . . .

can I ever do as much

with my five lines down?

for Sanford Goldstein (died 5 May 2023)


And on my Rengay website, please check out the following:


As always, thank you for reading Graceguts.