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

Click any of the following links to read about recent site additions or other featured pages.
  • A Pair of Rengay Freshly added to the Rengay page are two collaborations recently published in Prune Juice. I wrote “Futbol” with Joshua Beach in 2010 at a Seattle Sounders soccer game in Seattle ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2018, 2:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Pining for Some Baseball? Just in case you’re pining for some baseball, take a look at “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” a set of four haiku I’ve just added to the ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2018, 3:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Robert Aitken’s River of Heaven The Reviews page now includes an assessment of Robert Aitken’s last book, The River of Heaven: The Haiku of Bashō, Buson, Issa, and Shiki. My review, “Sharing Experience: Robert ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2018, 12:35 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Before Haiku A significant new addition to the Reviews page is “Renga Roots: Haiku Before Haiku,” my review of Steven D. Carter’s informative and insightful book about haikus early history ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 12:55 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Invitational Winner Interviews, and Then Some In recent years I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing the top six winners of the annual Haiku Invitational contest sponsored by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. My interviews for ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 11:56 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rengay Around the Edges Newly added to the Rengay page is “Around the Edges,” a rengay I wrote with the late Paul O. Williams in 1996. It’s also offered as “Um die Ränder ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2018, 10:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • 2018 Spiess Contest Results New on the Reports page are the results, with my commentary, from the “2018 Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition,” published earlier this year in Modern Haiku magazine. I’ve ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 10:15 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Rengay Strikes Again Yes, rengay strikes again, this time from “Another Country,” just added to the Rengay page. Enjoy this virtual train trip I took with Jacquie Pearce, recently published in Blithe Spirit ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2018, 10:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Windshield Wipers New in the “Essays and Commentary” section of the Interviews page is “Windshield Wipers,” with commentary on one of my poems from a recent issue of Geppo, published by the ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 12:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Weathergrams Extensive new additions to Graceguts revolve around “weathergram” poetry and artwork collaborations by me and Jacqueline Calladine, produced for a public exhibition in 2014. Four new site additions relating to ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2018, 1:58 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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