Ova Aves

Poems by Harry Thurston

Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia

Introduction by Gay Hansen

Design by Robert Tombs

Edited by Amanda Jernigan

Anchorage Press has released a new edition of Harry Thurston’s/Thaddeus Holownia’s Ova Aves.

  • $35 + shipping | 978-1-895488-45-6 | poetry and visual art
  • Limited letterpress edition (26) with 13 original prints: $4000 + shipping

13 poems accompanying 13 photographs (printed in full colour) of bird eggs from the collection of the Biology department at Mount Allison University.

Ova Aves [cover]

Harry Thurston is the author of several collections of poetry and more than a dozen nonfiction books, including Tidal Life: A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy, winner of three nonfiction prizes in the Atlantic region, and A Place Between the Tides: A Naturalist’s Reflections on the Salt Marsh, which received the 2005 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award in the United States. His last book with Thaddeus Holownia was Silver Ghost. A biologist and naturalist, he is among the Atlantic region’s best-known nature writers. He lives in Tidnish Bridge, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

This book is typeset in Walbaum, printed offset on HannoArt paper, and folded and gathered to make 36 pages, 20 × 28 cm. It is saddle-stitched and bound between an elegantly printed paper jacket.