Arborealis was awarded the prestigious Print job of the Year at Hemlock Printers in Burnaby BC.  Arborealis has been awarded an excellence award in design and printing in the book category by Applied Arts Magazine. It is featured alongside three other book selections in the 50th anniversary Annual (2006). In a highly-competitive competition, the Anchorage Press publication was recognized for its integrity in fine printing, binding, design, typography and extraordinary combination of photography and poetry.

For a number of years, the photographer Thaddeus Holownia has journeyed to Gros Morne National Park and along Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula putting together the body of work presented in Arborealis. As response to Holownia’s photographs, Peter Sanger has drawn upon his own experience of living, working and traveling in Newfoundland, particularly on the Northern Peninsula, to compose a suite of thirty poems.

Both the photographs and poems re-create the natural, historical, cultural and geographical aspects of Newfoundland’s north-west coast by two independent but interlinked perspectives of imagination. Together, they have counterpointed meditations, a synthesis in the great tradition of combined pictorial, literary, and printing arts.


Available in Three Editions

Regular Edition (out of print)

Limited to 500 copies. 30 poems and 31 full-size stochastic duotone reproductions of the original 7 × 17″ contact prints. Hardbound with card slipcase, 10 × 19″, 80 pages.

  • Price: out of print

Preferred Edition (out of print)

Limited to 100 copies, numbered and signed by Thaddeus Holownia and Peter Sanger. Edition contains handmade endpapers and is bound in fabric, and slipcased, 10 × 19″, 80 pages.

  • Price: out of print

Special Edition (Available)

Limited to 26 handbound copies, lettered and signed by Thaddeus Holownia and Peter Sanger. Boxed edition, quarterbound with handmade larch needle endpapers. An original toned silver gelatin contact photographic print from the book accompanies each copy of the edition. 10 × 19″, 80 pages.

Price (plus tax and shipping):

  • Boxed limited lettered edition (26) with silver print: $1800 + shipping