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.
  • My First Trip to Japan Just added to the Essays page is “First Trip to Japan,” a previously unpublished excerpt of a letter I’d written about my trip, taken in December of 2000 and ...
    Posted by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Whale of a Haibun Just added to the Haibun page is my new haibun, “Whales,” which appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Frogpond (but was first written in 2007). That issue also included ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2015, 11:52 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • True Colours Just posted to the True Colour page, available through the Rengay page, is my solo rengay, “True Colours,” which was just published in Rattle #47, Spring 2015. I’ve also ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2015, 3:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Reviews Aplenty Two significant new additions to the Reviews page are my reviews of Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers, a book of haiku for children, and Listening to the Rain: An ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2015, 11:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Graceguts Favicon You know those little icons that appear next to website names in the tabs of open websites in your browser? Those icons are called favicons, and I’ve just added ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2015, 8:24 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Tweak at the Knees A few tweaks to this website include the addition, on the Translations page, of a link to one of my haiku translated into Akeanon—a language, also known as Aklanon ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2015, 10:10 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Recess Rush Rengay One page I’m particularly proud of here on Graceguts is the Rengay page. It offers more information about rengay and examples of poetry in the rengay form than any ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2015, 11:57 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • What, You Want More Additions? Just added to the Digressions page is Style Guides, my humble homage to a closet passion—collecting style guides. They’re detailed documents that govern the treatment of text and ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2015, 12:53 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Bits of Commentary The first of two new site additions here is a link to “Home for Christmas” on the Interviews page, which features a poem of mine with commentary by Emiko Miyashita ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 8:50 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Joy and Wonder I’ve made three recent additions to this site. One is to feature three Russian translations by Michael Baru of my haiku, at The Haiku Anthology—Russian, available on the ...
    Posted Feb 1, 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, 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).


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.


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