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. If youre new to this site, please visit First Time Here. Thank you for visiting.
—Michael Dylan Welch       

Recent Graceguts Blog Posts

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  • Wait, More Rengay! Two new collaborations on the Rengay page are “Summer in the Country,” written with Colleen Gerrish Force and Jim Force (Nika), and “Heat of the Moment,” written with Deborah P ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 10:32 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Translations into Chinese New on the Haiku and Senryu page is NeverEnding Story, a collection of my haiku and tanka that have appeared on Chen-ou Liu’s “NeverEnding Story blog, complete with ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2017, 8:13 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Afterwording Seven Sevens / Seven Moons Just added to the Introductions page is “Courting the Eyeball Kick: A Short History of Suns and Moons,” my afterword to Seven Suns / Seven Moons, a collection of surreal haiku ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2017, 9:04 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • New “Rengay Essays” Page This website’s extensive coverage of the rengay poetry form has now been split into two simpler parts, resulting in a major new addition to the site. The existing Rengay ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2017, 1:10 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • “Recent Additions” Recently Added A new structural element added to key pages on Graceguts is a section listing “Recent Additions,” with the date of addition included. This information will make it easier to find ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 2:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • More Clerihews for Haiku Editors Freshly planted on the Poems page is “Clerihews for Haiku Editors—Present,” which features twenty-three poems in the whimsical clerihew form, recently published in Prune Juice. They go with ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2017, 2:37 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Yet Another Rengay Just added to the Rengay page is “From Here to There,” written back in 2008 with Terry Ann Carter and Philomene Kocher, but only recently published, in Frogpond. Each verse ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2017, 9:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Aha Moments Another new essay on the Essays page is “Aha Moments and the Miracle of Haiku,” recently published in Japan’s magazine. This essay identifies three types of “moments” in ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2017, 7:34 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two New Trifolds Just added to my Trifolds page are “Breakfast Alone,” a selection of 22 recent haiku and senryu mostly related to tastes and food, and “Writing Like a Woman,” with 19 ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 11:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Two More Rengay One of two new pieces on my Rengay page is “Giving Thanks,” written with my daughter Sarah on a Thanksgiving theme. This rengay won second place in the 2016 Haiku ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 2:20 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! 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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