Restores to print an exhilarating & important voice in contemporary American poetry. 

Includes a comprehensive & fully-researched biography.

Introduction by poet & teacher Paul Hoover.

Essays by poet Sharon Mesmer & music critic/
Trouser Press editor Ira Robbins.

Includes a download of Algebra Suicide's 1986 debut album Big Skin.

Lydia Tomkiw

Deluxe Paperback / 406pg / $15

In the late 70s, Lydia Tomkiw blazed out from Chicago's intertwined worlds of poetry & punk rock. She established herself as a distinctive and significant contemporary poet, culminating in her inclusion in the inaugural 1988 volume of Best American Poetry. Momentum was gathering behind her beloved, critically acclaimed new wave band Algebra Suicide. Then, after fifteen promising, trailblazing years, things fell apart.
This new collection presents all of Tomkiw's long out-of-print work in facsimile editions along with over 180 uncollected poems, joined by critical and biographical essays.
Currently over 250 titles, in downloadable, searchable, sortable, high-resolution formats.

A striking visual history of 20th century Ukrainian culture, nationally and in the diaspora.

Vitally enriches our understanding of contemporary Eastern European design traditions.

A fresh and singular source of visual inspiration for design, typography, and illustration.


Online Gallery & Archive

Expressive handworked typography. Dramatic folk iconography. Intense floods of color. Striking, off kilter compositions.  Collectively, the graphics of Ukrainian book covers form a pageant of kinetic, exuberant, and distinctive design.
A Survey of Ukrainian Book Design is an ongoing gallery & archive spotlighting the legacy of Ukrainian book design in the graphic arts. In addition, the rich and distinct variety of design will be of significant interest to designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in 20th century graphic art & design.