Books

The following poetry-related publications by Michael Dylan Welch are listed in chronological order, with the most recent first. This list does not include dozens of trifolds or broadsides Ive also published, nor any of the 200+ trade books Ive edited as a professional editor. It also does not include haiku and tanka books by other authors that I’ve edited and published with my press, Press Here, or the many publications Ive designed and produced for Two Autumns Press.
  • True Colour.
     Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014. Collection of thirteen solo rengay, each one on the theme of a different colour. Book design and photography by Dan D Shafer. Read the introduction and afterword.
  • No Longer Strangers. Layout, design, art direction, copyediting, production, and research. Bellevue, Washington: Haiku Northwest / Vandina Press, 2014. Anthology of haiku, senryu, and haibun featuring by 78 contributors from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and British Columbia.
  • Here, There, and Everywhere: Redmond Association of Spokenword Poetry Anthology. Editor. Redmond, Washington: RASP, 2013. Featuring 120 poems by 70 poets, including a who’s who of Seattle-area mainstream poets. Read the introduction, and order from CreateSpace.
  • Close to the Wind: 2013 Haiku North America Conference Anthology. Editor with William Hart. Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2013. Nearly 100 haiku and senryu from this twelfth biennial haiku conference. Read the introduction, and order from CreateSpace.
  • With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo.
    Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2012. A wide-ranging collection of 190 haiku and senryu by 79 contributors to the August 2012 National Haiku Writing Month page on Facebook. Includes fireworks photographs by editor Michael Dylan Welch. Free PDF download. See brief Frogpond review.
  • Furoshiki. [Japanese cover shown to the right] (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita of poems and
    prose about elegant Japanese gift-wrapping cloths known as furoshiki) Tokyo: PIE Books, 2011.
  • Bound by the Beauty. (design and production of 2011 Seabeck Haiku Getaway holograph anthology) Bellevue, Washington: Haiku Northwest, 2011.
  • From Leaf to Leaf. (coeditor with Tanya McDonald; hand-sewn anthology with original suminigashi cover art from the 2010 Seabeck Haiku Getaway) Bellevue, Washington: Haiku Northwest, 2011.
  • Standing Still. (coeditor with Ruth Yarrow; 2011 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2011. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Tidepools: Haiku On Gabriola. (editor and contributor) Gabriola, British Columbia: Pacific-Rim Publishers, 2011. Commemorating ten years of haiku retreats on Gabriola Island, with haiku, senryu, haibun, rengay, renku, and more, by 42 contributors. Read my introduction.
  • Charles Trumbull. Between the Chimes. (Michael Dylan Welch, editor) Pointe Claire, Quebec: King’s Road Press, 2011.     +
  • Bonsai. (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita of twelve Bashō poems that introduce each seasonal section of photographs) Tokyo: PIE Books, 2011.
  • Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends. [shown to the right] (editor, with Alan Summers; anthology featuring twelve poets) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2010. Read the book’s short introduction.
  • Lighting a Candle. (editor; anthology featuring four poets) San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 2010. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Noh. [Japanese cover shown to the right]
    (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita and David Cobb of Noh play summaries and associated poems) Tokyo: PIE Books, 2010. Order from Amazon. +
  • Seeing Stars. (editor; hand-sewn anthology from the 2009 Seabeck Haiku Getaway) Bellevue, Washington: Haiku Northwest, 2009. Winner of the Kanterman Award for best anthology, 2010 (for books published in 2009), from the Haiku Society of America. +
  • Paul Miller, ed. My Neighbor. (one of four poets included; haiku) San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 2009.
  • Roberta Beary. Nothing Left to Say. (Michael Dylan Welch, editor) Pointe Claire, Quebec: King’s Road Press, 2009.
  • Into Our Words. (coeditor with Grant D. Savage, 2009 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2009. Read the book’s introduction.
  • For a Moment. (haiku) Pointe Claire, Quebec: King’s Road Press, 2009.
  • 100 Poets: Passions of the Imperial Court. [shown to the right]
    (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu) Tokyo, Japan: PIE Books, 2008. (See the
    Japan Times revew by David Burleigh.) Also available, with photographs, poems, a karuta card game, and each poem read aloud in Japanese by male and female voices, as an iPad and iPhone application on iTunes. + +
  • Dandelion Wind. (editor, 2007 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2008. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Holiday Haiku. Gift booklet, with lines of my winter haiku inside a Christmas ornament, sold as a fundraiser for the Burning Word festival. No publisher, 2007.
  • Shiki Haikusphere: Tenth Anniversary Anthology. [shown to the right] (one of ten poets
    featured) Matsuyama, Japan: The Shiki Team, 2007.
  • Haiku Journey. [shown to the right] (haiku editor for computer game)
    Midlothian, Texas: NStorm / Hot Lava Games (now MumboJumbo), 2006. See demo video or visit the Haiku Journey game forum.
  • Tracing the Fern. (coeditor with Billie Wilson, 2005 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2005. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Gingerly. (haiku and other short poems) Napanee, Ontario: pawEpress (pawEprint #64), 2003.
  • Brocade of Leaves. (coeditor with Yu Chang, 2003 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2003. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Castles in the Sand. (editor, 2002 Tanka Society of America members’ anthology) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2003. Read the books introduction.
  • Paul O. Williams. (Michael Dylan Welch, coeditor with Lee Gurga) The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics. Foster City, California: Press Here, 2002. Read the books introduction. [winner of a Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America]
  • Paperclips. (coeditor with Larry Kimmel and Carol Purington, 2001 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Foster City, California: Press Here, 2001. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Open Window. (online haiku collection, with my photographs) Decatur, Illinois: Brooks Books, 2000.
  • The Haijin’s Tweed Coat. (haiku sequence; second, expanded edition) Foster City: Press Here, 2000.
  • Berries and Cream: Contemporary Haiga in North America. (interview with Jeanne Emrich on haiga) Foster City, California: Press Here, 2000.
  • Countdown. (editor, 2000 Haiku Poets of Northern California members’ haiku anthology on the theme of the millennium and the New Year) San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 2000. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Too Busy for Spring. (coeditor with Lee Gurga, 1999 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1999. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Through the Spirea: The Herb Barrett Award 1998. (judge; editor) Hamilton, Ontario: Hamilton Haiku Press, 1999.
  • Wedge of Light. (coeditor with Cor van den Heuvel and Tom Lynch of haibun anthology) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1999. [winner of a Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America; anthology of the first-ever haibun contest conducted in English]
  • Shades of Green. (editor, 1997 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1997. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Northern Lights. (editor, 1995 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1995. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Hammerhorn Lake. (collection of rengay written with Garry Gay and John Thompson) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1995.
  • A Haiku Path. (coeditor of a book about the history of the first twenty years of the Haiku Society of America) New York: Haiku Society of America, 1994. Read the afterword.
  • Thornewood Poems. (haiku sequence) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1994.
  • Footsteps in the Fog. (editor, and one of six contributing poets—a collection of tanka; the first-ever anthology of tanka written in English) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1994.
  • The Shortest Distance. (coeditor with Ebba Story, 1993 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1993. Read the book’s introduction.
  • Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go. (editor, and one of seven contributing poets—a collection of senryu) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1993. [winner of a Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America]
  • A Vote for Alice. (political parody of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) Foster City: Press Here, 1992.
  • The Gulf Within. (coeditor with Christopher Herold of anthology of Gulf War haiku) San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 1991.
  • Books for the Conscientious Publisher. (an annotated bibliography of books relating to desktop publishing, graphic design, typography, editing, and writing, produced in conjunction with a seminar on desktop publishing haiku books that I gave at the first Haiku North America conference). Foster City, California, privately published, 1991.
  • Harvest. (editor, 1991 Haiku North America conference haiku anthology) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1991. Read the books introduction.
  • The Haijin’s Tweed Coat. (a haiku sequence) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1990. [winner of a Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America]
  • Tremors. (a collection of earthquake haiku) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1990.
  • John Thompson, ed. Two Autumns. (one of four poets included; haiku) San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 1990.
  • Egret. (haiku) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1989.
  • Yosemite. (haiku and other short poems) Riverside, California: n.p., 1988.
  • Haiku. Riverside, California: n.p., 1986.
  • Family. (concrete poems) Winnipeg, Manitoba: n.p., 1985.
Poems and essays are also included in numerous anthologies from W. W. Norton, Tuttle, Kodansha, Andrews-McMeel, MQP, Mosaic, Iron Press, Writer’s Digest Books, Brooks Books, Red Moon Press, Borealis Press, Les Éditions David, and numerous other publishers. Poems are also included in dozens of broadsides. I have more than 4,000 individual poems published in hundreds of journals in at least twenty languages (most recently Turkish, Swahili, and Punjabi).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
My book on Noh for sale at Kinokuniya Bookshop in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo. Photo by Emiko Miyashita.