Jordan Smith

From The Hydroelectric Press, recently founded by Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program alum Michael Allen Potter, Clare's Empire is the seventh full-length collection of poems from Iowa Writers' Workshop alum, 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."