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—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, so this site is far from complete, but I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for visiting!
—Michael Dylan Welch       

Recent Graceguts Blog Posts

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  • A Way to Walk in the Woods When was the last time you carried a notebook with you on a walk in the woods? Haiku poets do that all the time, using their notebooks to record impressions ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 8:41 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 2013 HPNC Haiku Contest Comments Just added to the Reports page are my selections and comments for the 2013 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Contest. First place went to Roland Packer. Congrats to all ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 9:41 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Comments on Frogpond Five new additions to the “Appreciating Haiku” section of the Essays page are “Comments on Frogpond,” featuring dozens of poems by various poets from issues of the Haiku Society of ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 8:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Finding Your True Colours New on the Haibun page is “True Colours,” published earlier in 2015 in Contemporary Haibun Online. And on the Essays page, find “Dipping Your Toe into the Haiku Pond,” a ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 7:18 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Contacting Beauty Want to contact me with a comment about this site? Check out the new Contact Me page, available on the left-nav on every page. And here’s something you ...
    Posted May 24, 2015, 12:01 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Colours of Haiku A new addition to this site is “Feeling Haiku Through Thin Wood Walls,” my review of David Patneaude’s young adult novel, whose protagonist writes haiku as part of the ...
    Posted May 20, 2015, 9:17 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Waves of Influence Paul O. Wiliams was a dear haiku friend when I lived in the San Francisco area, and it was a privilege for my press to have published a collection of ...
    Posted May 16, 2015, 10:45 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku as an Approach to Infinity The Interviews page now features “Approaching Infinity: Interview with Michael Dylan Welch,” conducted by Robert Wilson for Simply Haiku in 2003. Not sure why I’d not posted this long ...
    Posted May 24, 2015, 12:02 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Memories of Haiku Canada Haiku Canada was formed in 1977. To celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2012, Haiku Canada published The Touch of a Moth, its 35th anniversary anthology, edited by Marco Fraticelli and ...
    Posted May 4, 2015, 9:12 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • So Many Poems . . . One spiffy new addition to the Poems by Others page is “Wayfarer’s Night Song” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in a translation by Hyde Flippo, a lovely poem about ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2015, 12:10 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! 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).


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