Anthologies and Features

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 - Darkness and Light, Voices from poets - dVerse Anthology

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

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

front cover of The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology

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

Een Wilde Zee, Twee 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).

Front cover of Aan Het Woord 2020 de geur van geluid

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

HSA 2020 Anthology Bundled Wildflowers Cover

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

Zomerwind appears in Dé 17 van 2020, edited by Arie de Kluijver and designed by Jan Guichelaar, an e-book anthology published by Haiku Stichting Nederland (2021).

front cover of De 17 van 2020

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

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Haiku and Tanka Journals

I am very grateful to the editors of The Asahi Shimbun, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, The Bamboo Hut, Frogpond, Ribbons, Troutswirl and Vuursteen for offering a loving home to my haiku, haibun, tanka and tanka prose.

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Special Features

We are humbled and delighted that the following poems have been featured in a Haiku Calendar, the World Haiku Series 2019 (with Japanese translations), an annual collaborative poem by haiku poets from around the world, a Japanese Television Programme on Haiku, a Poetry Video Journal, a special Taiga Video, a Poetry Ireland initiative on #SelfIsolationHelp and Placing Poems, a poetic cartography of adventures especially created as an escape during the pandemic. Some of my images appear in these 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)

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration

It is a true pleasure to be able to contribute poems to this creative collaboration with haiku poets from around the world, facilitated by The Haiku Foundation.

Floating Swan and Sweet Starling appeared in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018 – The Year of the Bird.

A Drop of BlissCeltic Mist and Garden Buddha appeared in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2019 – The Year of Indigenous Languages. The last haiku was subsequently translated into Japanese by Mr Hidenori Hiruta and featured in the 2019 World Haiku Series.

Flowering TulipsGreat Aunt FayeDeep GratitudeSimple KindnessAdjusting Pillows and Back from the Shelter appeared in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2020 – The Year of the Nurse. The last two haiku were subsequently anthologised in The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (R Epstein, Ed, 2020) and Adjusting Pillows is currently being translated into Japanese for the next World haiku Series.

Shapes and ShadowsSunlight on her Wings and Seeds of Peace appeared in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2021 – Entering the Earth.

A warm thank you to Jim Kacian and The Haiku Foundation for putting these beautiful publications together and to all the other contributing poets whose input makes this annual event so special.

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

Frameless Sky Issue 13 Contributor Portraits

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 via private YouTube link which can be purchased from Frameless Sky.

A sneak preview is available in the clip

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

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.

#SelfIsolationHelp – Poetry Ireland

Catherine Ann Cullen, Poetry Ireland’s Poet in Residence, has been running a weekly poetry prompt for adults and children during the pandemic. As a regular contributor I am deeply honoured and delighted that Stepping Stones was featured as part of the Poetry Ireland Poetry Prompt Series on social media on 12th April 2021 …

tanka poem by Xenia Tran featured by Poetry Ireland

… and that Waterfall was featured on Catherine Ann’s Poet in Residence Blog in July 2021.

A warm-hearted thank you to Catherine Ann and Poetry Ireland for their inspiration and support during the pandemic and for featuring my poems in this way.

Placing Poems

In April 2021 Placing Poems invited poets to write about real or imagined journeys away from the stifling realities of the pandemic to create a poetic cartography of adventures for everyone to enjoy.

I am honoured and delighted that my poem Presence was selected for inclusion. You can find it on the map when you scroll north and click on the marker for the Cairngorms National Park.

Interview with Bella Shah on ThoughtsnLifeBlog

This lovely interview was published in two parts on Bella’s ThoughtsnLifeBlog in February 2021. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Thank you so much for your thoughtful questions and this lovely feature Bella!

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