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.
  • What Title Shall I Use This Time? Two of my haiku recently appeared on Jennifer Hambrick’s “Inner Voices” blog, with her commentary. You can now read these contributions to Jennifer’s “International Women’s Haiku Festival ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 8:23 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • A Review, a Haiga, and an Introduction Walk into a Bar New on the Reviews page is my assessment of Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes, recently published in Ribbons, the journal of the Tanka Society of America. A new ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 9:54 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Carpe Diem Haiku Kai New on the Haiku and Senryu page, and available through the “Essays and Commentary” section of the Interviews page, is a collection of five haiku featured in October of 2015 ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2017, 11:34 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • The Path to Knowing the Poet A new essay recently added to the Essays page is “Knowing the Poet,” just published in Haiku Canada Review. And a new addition to the Rengay page is “The Path ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 3:39 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Three Amigos Just added to the Rengay page are serendipitous collaborations with three amigos. Two of them are “True Colors,” written with Paul David Mena, and “Hopscotch in the Park,” written with ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2017, 5:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Have a Look-See A few miscellaneous updates include the addition of a remembrance poem for Kiyoko Tokutomi on the Memorial Haiku page, two erotic haiku added at the end of the “Dew on ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2017, 10:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • One Nothing Or Another My page about Nothing has a new Something. It’s “Antonio Porchia on Nothing,” a collection of aphoristic quotations from this Argentine poet, also available through the Poems by Others ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 9:40 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • In Memory of Carlos Colón Two new additions to Graceguts are in memory of Carlos Colón, haiku poet extraordinaire. He died of a heart attack in 2016 at the age of 63. Read my review ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Articles on Articles In 2001, my press, Press Here, published The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics, by Paul O. Williams. In addition to my introduction, written with Lee Gurga, you can ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 6:14 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Off the Beaten Track New to the Haiku and Senryu page are all thirty of my poems from Off the Beaten Track: A Year in Haiku, published in January 2016 by Boatwhistle Books in ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2017, 1:20 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.

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