Michael Dylan Welch
Board Member; Web Site Committee
Michael Dylan Welch is editor/publisher of Tundra: The Journal of the Short Poem (since 1999) and of Press Here haiku and tanka books (since 1989). Previously, from 1989 to 1997, he edited the quarterly haiku journal Woodnotes. He cofounded the Haiku North America conference in 1991 and the American Haiku Archives in 1996. He also founded the Tanka Society of America in 2000. His poetry has appeared in more than a dozen languages and in hundreds of journals and anthologies, and he has won first place in each of the Henderson, Brady, Drevniok, and Tokutomi contests. He has several times been vice president of the Haiku Society of America, and is currently a board member of the Washington Poets Association. He lives near Seattle with his wife and two children.
a sea shell held
to my baby’s ear
after the quake
pointing to earth
warm winter evening—
the chairs askew
after the poetry reading
Publications by Michael Dylan Welch
The Haijin's Tweed Coat. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1990.
Tremors. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1990.
Editor. Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1993.
Editor. Footsteps in the Fog. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1994.
Pop Fly. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1998. Broadside.
Thornewood Poems. Haiku Canada Sheet, 1998. Broadside.
Luggage Poems. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1999. Tanka broadside.
A Table for One. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1999. Broadside.
Editor. Through the Spirea: An International Haiku Anthology. Hamilton, Ontario: Hamilton Haiku Press, 1999.
Welch, Michael Dylan, Cor van den Heuvel, and Tom Lynch, Editors. Wedge of Light. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1999.
Welch, Michael Dylan and Lee Gurga, Editors. Too Busy for Spring: An Anthology Commemorating the 1999 Haiku North America Conference. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1999.
The Sandpiper's Song. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 2000. Broadside.
Open Window. (online haiku collection, with photographs) Decatur, Illinois: Brooks Books, 2000.
Tagged with Ribbons. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 2002. Broadside.
Bullseye. Sammamish, WA: Press Here, 2005. Broadside.
Haiku editor. Haiku Journey. Hot Lava Games, (Midlothian, TX) and published by MumboJumbo, 2006. [A computer word game with haiku as the solutions to word puzzles.]
Cotranslator. 100 Poets: Passions of the Imperial Court. Tokyo: PIE Books, 2008. [a translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu]
For a Moment. Pointe Claire, Quebec: King's Road Press, 2009.