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.
  • In Bashō’s Footsteps New to the Poems About Haiku page is “In the Footsteps of Bashō,” a tanka sequence by Beverley George, ML Grace, Michael Thorley, David Terelinck, Catherine Smith, Robert Miller, Carmel ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:16 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Defining Haibun New on the Essays page, and available through the Haibun page, is “Haibun: Definitions of Light,” an overview of various historical definitions of this distinctive and chiefly autobiographical sort of ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 4:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • There and Here A few additions to this website, there and here, include updates on my Bio, Appearances, and Press Here pages, adding “Haiku and the Art of Forest Bathing” as a workshop ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2017, 10:32 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Pattern of Plagiarism New on my Deja-ku Diary blog is “A Pattern of Plagiarism,” an extensive exploration of plagiarism and sloppy or unethical choices in a particular poet’s haiku poetry. This ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2017, 1:04 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yes, More Poems About Haiku Two new additions to the Poems About Haiku page are “Three Acts in the Form of Bashō’s Famous Haiku” by Martin Ingerson, and a haibun, “How to Write Haiku ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2017, 12:45 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Jumble Box Haiga My new anthology of National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) haiku and senryu, Jumble Box, features 28 haiga by Ron Moss. I’ve just added three of these haiga at Jumble ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2017, 9:39 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two New Books! It’s always exciting to publish a new book, but how about TWO? You can read about my two latest books as featured titles on the Press Here page, complete ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2017, 1:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Loafing Alertly New on the Further Reading page is “Loafing Alertly: Observation and Haiku,” an excellent essay by Paul O. Williams. It first appeared in Frogpond in 1981, and my press reprinted ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 3:58 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Three Bashō Variations A trio of poems just added to the Poems About Haiku page includes “A Lewis Carroll Bashō,” “Hamlet’s Bashō,” and “Elegy Written by a Country Duck Pond,” all by ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2017, 9:14 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Way of Tanka New to the Reviews page (also available through the Tanka page) is my review of The Way of Tanka by Naomi Beth Wakan. This lengthy review appeared in the July ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2017, 12:51 AM 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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