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.
  • All the Trimmings A few new additions include “Making the Poem Personal” added to the Essays page, a new poem from 2016 added to the My Poems in Haiku Society of America Anthologies ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Dripping Rain New to the Essays page is “Dripping Rain: Learning Haiku from Shunryu Suzuki,” an exploration of the books Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind and Not Always So and their application ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 12:44 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Scent of Roses Want to read my latest haiku trifold? I make one or two every year, and my most recent one focuses on the sense of smell. It’s called “The Scent ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2016, 9:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Twelve Days of Christmas In honour of the holiday season, I’m pleased to have just posted “Thomas and Sarah’s Twelve Days of Christmas” to the Poems page. My two children had fun ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2016, 11:40 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Nothing Plus Nothing Is Nothing Oops, I’ve just added something to nothing. Or did I add nothing? Read “I’m Sitting Doing Nothing, by Jack Prelutsky, a new addition to the Nothing page. And ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 5:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • American Sentences I recently had a book review, “Shadows of Moments,” published in Raven Chronicles Journal, and just added it to the Reviews page. My review is of Paul E. Nelson’s ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2016, 3:07 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Butterfly Dreams I recently had four poems as featured poet in Butterfly Dream II, edited by Chen-ou Liu, who also provided translations into traditional and simplified Chinese. Have a look at ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 1:31 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Thank You for Your Thoughts A major new addition to this website is “Your Thoughts,” a collection of appreciations and endorsements for this site by various site visitors, all posted with permission. You can find ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 6:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Please Come See Just added to the Sequences page is “I’ll Go See,” a set of four poems written “after Bashō.” I’ve also added a new image of an erotic haiku ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 5:45 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • First-Prize Rengay New to the Rengay page is “Weighing In,” a rengay written with Sonja Arntzen that won first place in the 2016 Haiku Poets of Northern California rengay contest, judged by ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2016, 11:15 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 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).


Im in the process of securing permissions for particular content used on this site. If a poem or some other content is included on this site and I havent reached you yet, please let me know. See also the Poetry Foundation’s guidelines for “Best Practices for Fair Use in Poetry.”


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