Inaugural Title by Jordan Smith


The Hydroelectric Press is thrilled to launch with the seventh full-length collection of poems from Jordan Smith, the Edward E. Hale Jr., Professor of English at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Clare’s Empire is a fantasia on the life and work of British poet, John Clare, whose biographer called him “the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced.”

The Kindle Edition of Clare’s Empire is now available from Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, IndiaFrance, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and The Netherlands.

The Kobo Edition is available from Chapters/Indigo in Canada, from 楽天市場 in Japan, from Angus & Robertson in Australia, from La Central in Spain, from FNAC in France, from Librerías Gandhi and Porrúa in Mexico, from D&R in Turkey, from Livraria Cultura in Brazil, and from independent bookstores across The United States (like Prairie Lights in Iowa City and Porter Square in Cambridge).

The Apple Edition of Clare’s Empire is available from iTunes in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The NetherlandsItaly, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan.

The Google Edition is available from Google Play Books worldwide.

The NOOK Edition is available from Barnes & Noble.

Clare’s Empire can also be borrowed from The Toronto Public Library and from the Monroe County Library System in Rochester, New York.

Limited-edition broadsides of “An Economy of Poetry,” letterpressed by Chris Fritton at The Western New York Book Arts Center and signed by Jordan, are available here.

More about Clare’s Empire and Jordan Smith from The Poetry FoundationThe Cortland Review, Inertia Magazine, and The University of Iowa.

[Photo Credit: Nathaniel Smith]

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