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.
  • Interviews, Appearances, Comments, and Publications A few recent this-and-that additions to Graceguts include a link to a radio interview I did this month with Tom Maxedon about National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo), just ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Between Night Hills Haven’t published a renku in a while, but recently did exactly that in the most recent issue of Frogpond. On the Collaborations page, please read “Between Night Hills,” a ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • I’ve Been Reviewing the Situation I recently published twenty-three short book reviews in the Haiku Society of America journal, Frogpond. The following commentaries are now available through my Reviews page. Haiku Anthologies Climbing Mole ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 9:36 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Keeping Up Those Appearances I’ve just updated my Appearances page to feature 2017 activities, and have moved 2016 Appearances to a new archived page. Sure did get up to a lot of mischief ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2017, 11:27 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Concerning the Spiritual in Haiku New to my Essays page is “Spiritual Freedom: Learning from Wassily Kandinsky,” recently published in Frogpond. This essays explores Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art and its surprising application ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2017, 4:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Winterviews It’s been cold out lately, and we have rare lingering snow in the Seattle area. New to the Interviews page (or should I call it Winterviews?) is a brief ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 2:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • What’s in Store for 2017 Happy new year! The beginning of a new trip around the sun is as good a time as any to think about future plans. I have many ideas for Graceguts ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2017, 4:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • An Essay from the Vault I recently noticed that an essay of mine, published in 2006, hadn’t yet appeared on my website. But I’ve just corrected that oversight (although I suspect there are ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2016, 12:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Birthday Newspapers When my two kids were born in 2003 and 2005, and on all their birthdays since then, I’ve saved complete copies of the Seattle Times newspaper. This decade-plus ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2016, 10:19 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Recursive Stories and Summer Camp I don’t often add to the Stories page of this site, but it now has a new addition, previously unpublished: “Beware of M. C. Escher’s ‘Waterfall.’” And speaking ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2016, 12:50 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).


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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