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.
  • Editorializing In an effort to broaden my writing experience, I recently tried writing an editorial opinion piece for a local newspaper, the Sammamish Review. It was written one night, revised the ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2016, 12:53 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Banners and Translations An extensive new addition to the Translations page, also available via Digressions, is “Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Translations.” This page includes a set of haiku translated by Emiko Miyashita ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 5:12 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku Ireland Poems In 2007 I was a guest poet in Haiku Ireland, complete with a biographical sketch and interview by Gilles Fabre. Just added to the Haiku and Senryu page are twenty ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:26 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Another Rengay Freshly added to the Rengay page is “Touch by Lana Hechtman Ayers and me. This rengay is a little different for using only single-line verses. A few other miscellaneous ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2016, 10:40 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Haiku as Little Catastrophes There’s a new essay in them thar Essays hills. It’s “Little Catastrophes: The Topological Structure of Humor and Haiku,” complete with six postscripts. If you’ve ever wondered ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2016, 10:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Mann Library Featured Haiku Poet My gratitude to Tom Clausen for his serendipitous selection and sequencing of my haiku (and a few senryu) for the month of May 2016 at the Cornell University haiku page ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2016, 4:20 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Dreaming Haiku A growing number of novels incorporate haiku. A fresh addition to the Reviews page is my consideration of a recent example, the haiku-infused mystery Dreaming Spies, by Laurie R ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2016, 10:42 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Postscript on Discipline My essay, “The Discipline of Haiku,” on the Essays page, now sports a new postscript that’s actually older than the essay—written several years before the essay itself. But ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2016, 10:29 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Private and Public Vision What are the roles of art and craft in haiku? Is one private and the other public? How do they mesh together? I explore these and other questions in my ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 8:21 PM by Michael Dylan Welch
  • Acrostic Rengay . . . and Not One of two new additions to the Rengay page is an acrostic rengay, which I had fun writing. It shouldn’t be too hard to see what the acrostic spells ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2016, 5:03 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! 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).


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