Off the Beaten Track presents twelve months of haiku by twelve writers, illustrated by twelve artists. Some of the writers are haiku specialists, while others are new to the form, but each brings a distinctive voice to this unique collaborative project. Their locations range across four continents, and their haiku encompass graveyards and graupel, dandruff and dahlias, topiary elephants and wheezing cicadas. The twelve artists bring a similarly diverse set of approaches in providing original artwork based on the haiku for one of the months. The result is a book like no other, celebrating equally the quotidian and the transcendent, as each writer takes the reader off the beaten track into new ways of seeing.