Publications

Sharing Our Horizon by Xenia Tran Look Inside

Sharing Our Horizon is our debut collection of poems and photographs that capture daily moments in the Scottish Highlands with our two adopted whippets, Eivor and Pearl.

The majority of poems are haiku, haibun and tanka. Traditionally, these poems begin with quiet poetic observation and conclude with a moment of philosophical or spiritual insight.

Sixty per cent of net profits from the sale of this book are shared with animal rehoming charities.

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Between Heather and Grass by Xenia Tran Look Inside

Between Heather and Grass is our second book for whippet lovers, dog lovers and lovers of nature.

The book features poetry, breathtaking photographs of the Scottish Highlands and our two adopted whippets, Eivor and Pearl.

Thirty per cent of net profits from the sale of this book will be shared with a children’s cancer charity, in memory of our nephew Jamie Baker. Another thirty per cent of net profits will be shared with animal rehoming charities.

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Anthologies

We are grateful and delighted that the following poems have been included in anthologies. The poems with a link have been published on our blogs as well.

Grandma Alice and Frozen Footsteps appear in Chiaroscuro – Darkness and Light, the beautiful anthology created by Mary Grace Guevara, Björn Rudberg and the team at dVerse Poets (2017).

book cover for Chiaroscuro dVerse Anthology

Frozen Footsteps was subsequently published in our first full-length collection, Sharing Our Horizon (2018).

Adjusting PillowsBack from the Shelter and A Wish have been included in The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology edited by Robert Epstein (2020).

book cover for The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology

A Wish had previously been published in Between Heather and Grass (2019).

Een Wilde ZeeTwee Reigers and Blauwe Druifjes, a Dutch interpretation of Little Blue Flower, have been included in Aan Het Woord 2020 – De Geur van Geluid, edited by Ferre Denis, Maria de Bie and Nol Hovens, published by Haiku Kring Nederland and Haiku-centrum Vlaanderen (2020).

book cover for Aan het Woord 2020

Village Store appears in Bundled Wildflowers, Haiku Society of America 2020 Members Anthology, edited by Bryan Rickert (2020).

book cover for Bundled Wildflowers

Where Moss Flows appears in Dance Into The World, Tanka Society of America Twentieth Anniversary Anthology, edited by Michael Dylan Welch (2020).

Front Cover of Dance Into The World

A big thank you to all the editors for featuring my work and putting these beautiful anthologies together.

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Special Features

We are honoured and delighted that the following poems have been featured in a Haiku Calendar, the World Haiku Series 2019 (with Japanese translations), a Japanese Television Programme on Haiku, a Poetry Video Journal and a special Taiga Video. Some of my images appear in these special features too.

Haiku Calendar

Mount Fuji appears (in Dutch) in the Haiku-kantelkalender 2021. The calendar features fifty-two haiku by poets from Belgium and The Netherlands and is available from Haiku-centrum Vlaanderen (9 Euro per calendar plus postage). A very big thank you to Ferre Denis and the team for including my poem and putting this beautiful calendar together.

World Haiku Series 2019

It is a great honour and pleasure to be one of the featured Haiku Poets in the World Haiku Series 2019, hosted and facilitated by the Akita International Haiku Network. A big thank you to Mr Hidenori Hiruta , who translated my poems into Japanese.

world haiku series 2019 logo

The featured poems are:

Passing Spring
– from Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2019)

Garden Buddha
– published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2019 (Winchester, VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2019)

Cove Bay

Colours of the Sea
– from Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2019)

Chive Blossoms

Songs in the Grass

Still this Green

Parallels

Hazy Moon
– from Sharing Our Horizon – A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2018)

Freedom of the Dawn
– from Sharing Our Horizon – A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2018)

Haiku Masters

We are deeply honoured, humbled and delighted that Winter Mist and one of the images from the post featured as a Photo Haiku on NHK World Japan’s Haiku Masters in Tokyo Part 1, broadcast on 4th March 2019 from Tokyo. We are very grateful to presenters Kit Pancoast Nagamura , Kazuko Nishimura and Dan Mitsu for their thoughtful and entertaining interpretation of this photo haiku.

Frameless Sky

Portraits of Frameless Sky Issue 13 Contributors

I am humbled and delighted to be the Featured Artist in Frameless Sky Issue 13, a poetry video journal featuring forty of my nature photographs, a reading by Hemapriya Chellappan, poems by seventy-six poets from eighteen different countries and music by Sascha Ende. A very big thank you to Christine L Villa and Shloka Shankar for featuring my images and to all the contributors who helped putting this beautiful edition together. The video is available in DVD format or private YouTube link which can be purchased from Frameless Sky.

A sneak preview is available in the clip below:

Dreamcatcher was first published in Frameless Sky Issue 12, a poetry video journal featuring artwork by Hemapriya Chellappan, music by Corine Timmer and poems from more than fifty poets from all corners of the world. A very big thank you to Christine L Villa and Shloka Shankar for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together. The video is available in DVD format or private YouTube link which can be purchased from Frameless Sky.

A sneak preview is available in the clip below:

Taiga Video

In April 2020 we were honoured and delighted to have Zen Meditation featured as a taiga (a haiga with a tanka) as part of the Tanka Society of America’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Twenty-one taiga were featured in total, created by tanka poets from around the world. Christine L Villa brought them all together in this beautiful video:

A very big thank you to all the organisers and editors involved for featuring my poems and photographs and putting these wonderful projects together.

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