Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Morgan Bach in Australia

After months of work the latest Ancora Press publication is ready for binding. This is an ambitious production for the team of dedicated hand printers who meet at Monash Caulfield campus most Wednesday nights. The Ancora Press is shared with the Fine Arts department whose students use the facilities to produce artists' books.

Morgan Bach in Australia is a Welsh poem about a mother who grieves for her son when he decides to emigrate to Australia in colonial times. Both the original Welsh text and the English translation have been painstakingly set by hand and embellished with charming decorations.

The book will be available for sale in either a leather- or cloth-bound version. I'll keep you posted!


  1. This is so weird! I googled my name (Morgan Bach) and discovered this post. I'd be intrigued to read this poem...

  2. Hi Morgan, that's absolutely amazing! I'm sorry I can't reproduce the poem here and I don't think it's available online, but if you are interested in purchasing the book please send me a direct message via twitter @birdsey7 with your email address and I'll send you the details about how to place an order. A description of the bok is available at