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

Click any of the following links to read about recent site additions or other featured pages.
  • Martin Lucas’s Haiku Spell Newly added to the Further Reading page is the essay “Haiku as Poetic Spell” by Martin Lucas, with additional commentary from both Martin and me. I present this content in ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • No Longer Strangers Anthology This is the cover of the new anthology, No Longer Strangers, that Haiku Northwest is about to publish. Gorgeous, isn’t it? Thanks to Dejah Léger for her artwork! The ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 10:17 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Additions Happen Yet more additions to this site! It happens. I’ve added an untitled poem (“at a station near the metro”) to my Poems page, plus a set of my “Morning ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 10:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • RIP Bill Knott In honour of the late poet Bill Knott, who passed away 12 March 2014, new to the “Poems About Haiku” section of the Poems by Others page are the poems ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2014, 6:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Neighbours “Haiku Neighbours: North American Haiku Today” is the title of my keynote address for the 15th annual Haiku International Association conference, held 30 November 2013 in Tokyo. I’ve just ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2014, 10:09 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pope and Carruth, on Haiku and Otherwise New delectations on the Poems by Others page are Hayden Carruth’s “While Reading Bashō,” added to the “Poems About Haiku” section, and Alexander Pope’s “Sound and Sense.” And ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2014, 12:25 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Advice to Young Poets Three new additions to the Poems by Others page are “Young Poets,” a brilliant short piece by Chilean poet Nicanor Parra, translated by Miller Williams, and two anonymous lighter additions ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2014, 4:03 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Graceguts Domain Name The domain name is now properly assigned to the Graceguts site (previously it just redirected to my Google Sites URL). Nice to finally have it hooked up properly ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2014, 11:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • In Memory of Haiku Poets A new set of haiku just added to the Haiku and Senryu page is “Memorial Haiku,” collecting poems I’ve written over the years for haiku poets who have died ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2014, 12:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Art of Haiku I keep discovering even more wonderful poems about haiku. Newly added to this website’s “Poems About Haiku” collection on the Poems by Others page are Jeff Hardin’s “With ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2014, 3:27 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, everyting 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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