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

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  • More Moon Viewing Haiku For many years now I’ve judged a haiku contest in celebration of the moon at the Seattle Japanese Garden for its annual Moon Viewing Festival. New to the Reports ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2018, 11:16 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • My Poems from Jumble Box In 2017 my press published Jumble Box: Haiku and Senryu from National Haiku Writing Month, featuring 328 haiku and senryu by 100 contributors from around the world, with artwork by ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 3:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Selected Poems from Jumble Box Newly added to the Haiku and Senryu page is “Jumble Box Poem Selections,” featuring 28 of the 324 poems (by 100 poets) in the 2017 National Haiku Writing Month anthology ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 10:46 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Inaugural August Postcard Poetry Fest A new website addition, available through the Haiku and Senryu, Tanka, and Poems pages, is “August Postcard Poetry Fest.” I participated in the very first fest, in August of 2007 ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 9:52 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Another Miscellany Well how about this? Lots of new additions here and there to this website, as follows:A new haiku, published 26 November 2018, added to the Tinywords page, available through ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2018, 2:36 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two More New Trifolds Two new additions to the Trifolds page are “The Firefly’s Glow,” which presents a set of my recent haiku and senryu focusing on the sense of sight, and “Lull ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2018, 10:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Pair of Rengay Freshly added to the Rengay page are two collaborations recently published in Prune Juice. I wrote “Futbol” with Joshua Beach in 2010 at a Seattle Sounders soccer game in Seattle ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 2:37 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pining for Some Baseball? Just in case you’re pining for some baseball, take a look at “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” a set of four haiku I’ve just added to the ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2018, 3:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Robert Aitken’s River of Heaven The Reviews page now includes an assessment of Robert Aitken’s last book, The River of Heaven: The Haiku of Bashō, Buson, Issa, and Shiki. My review, “Sharing Experience: Robert ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2018, 12:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Before Haiku A significant new addition to the Reviews page is “Renga Roots: Haiku Before Haiku,” my review of Steven D. Carter’s informative and insightful book about haikus early history ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 12:55 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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