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, and more than a few surprises. 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.
  • A Flurry of Additions New to the Essays page is “The Anthologist and Bogus Haiku” (plus a new postscript), which recently appeared in Wales Haiku Journal—my response to the haiku content in Nicholson ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2020, 11:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Shikoku Pilgrimage Haiku I’ve had my essay “The Weather-Beaten Jizō: Shikoku Pilgrimage Haiku by Shūji Niwano” on Graceguts for almost four years now, but never blogged about it. That was because ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2020, 10:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • More Poems and a Rengay The world didn’t have enough poems about Japanese haiku master Chiyo-ni, so I wrote one, and recently had it published in the British Haiku Society journal Blithe Spirit ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2020, 9:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Poems Abound Lots of new poems just added. On the Poems page, look for “Unbecoming,” which I recently published in Solitary Plover. On the Poems About Haiku page you’ll find three ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2020, 8:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Bouquet of Budbill New to the Poems About Haiku page are three poems by the late David Budbill about haiku. They are “Haiku and Tanka for Shrike,” “Making a Poem by Quoting Issa ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2020, 6:44 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Migrating Tundra Changes are afoot with Google Sites, necessitating a hefty migration and redesign. In anticipation of that, I’m starting to move some of my other sites, and will soon have ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2020, 11:31 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haibun, Nowhere Poems, and a Short Movie On the Haibun page, I’ve just added “35 Courtlands Drive, Watford,” recently published in Contemporary Haibun Online. After my essay “Going Nowhere: Learning Haiku from Pico Iyer,” on the ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2020, 2:43 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A New Pair of Rengay Just added to the Rengay page are “Viewing Line” and “Rounding the Pole,” written with Alan S. Bridges and Yvonne Cabalona, respectively. These collaborations were recently published in Hedgerow and ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2020, 6:28 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku and Essay in German New to the Essays page is “Das Territorium des Haiku,” a translation into German by Claudia Brefeld of my essay, “The Territory of Haiku.” Claudia also prepared “Michael Dylan Welch ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2020, 10:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Retina Splash Just added to my Books listings is Retina Splash, my second new ebook of “hydrogen jukebox” poems, just published in PDF form by Bones. You can also read the introduction ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2020, 9:36 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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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.”

Copyright

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