Sharing Our Horizon is our first book with a selection of poems and photographs from our blog, especially created to help raise funds for animal rehoming shelters.
We are delighted the book is now available in paperback, ebook and Kindle format.
The paperback edition can be ordered through local bookshops, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, Fishpond, Adlibris, Book Depository, Wordery and any other high street and online bookstore connected to the Ingram distribution network, as well as through Amazon, worldwide.
The Kindle edition is available via Amazon worldwide and takes a slightly longer time to download as it contains full colour images.
The book contains sixty poems and sixty photographs from our blog that capture daily moments in the Scottish Highlands with our adopted whippets, Eivor and Pearl.
The majority of poems are a modern take on the ancient Japanese poetry forms of haibun, haiku and tanka. Traditionally, these poems begin with quiet poetic observation and conclude with a moment of philosophical or spiritual insight. They are written in rhythm with the seasons and the fluctuations of the weather within those seasons.
Like the traditional haiku poets, I would describe haiku as a way of life, a way to look and marvel at nature and see the magic in the ordinary. To me, this is very much in the spirit of how Eivor and Pearl look at the joys of the everyday and the beauty nature offers. By capturing these moments in a few words others can experience a glimpse of what we see and connect it to their own experience.
For those who are interested in finding out more about the history of these Japanese poetry forms, the book offers a helpful section ‘About the Poetry Forms’ at the back of the book as well as a Bibliography for further reading.
The overall theme of the poems and images is how rewarding adopting a rescue dog can be, how they enjoy being part of a pack and how they thrive when allowed to spend time in natural settings. The natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands is visible in the images throughout.
Sixty per cent of net profits from the sale of this book will be shared with animal rehoming charities at the end of each financial year. The remaining forty per cent will be invested in future projects.
Author: Xenia Tran; Photographs by Xenia Tran.
Cover and Print Book Design: John Hubbard.
Ebook Design: Darlene Swanson.
Publication Date: 30 September 2018.
Published by: Holistic Linguistics, Nairn, UK.
Paperback Edition ISBN: 978-1-9164704-2-2
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-9164704-0-8
Kindle Edition ISBN: 978-1-9164704-1-5
Libraries and Bookstores can order Sharing Our Horizon through Bertrams, Gardners Books Ltd, Lightning Source UK Ltd, Barnes & Noble, Peter Pal, James Bennett and all other Ingram Global Book Group Distribution Partners.