from Jamie’s Book of Ingenuity: an imagined life of James Watt, engineer 1736-1819
Two poems from the early part of the extended sequence 'Jamie's Book of Ingenuity'. The first, 'How to rise', employs conflicting pieces of advice culled from obituaries, tribute, laudatory speeches, etc. The second poem, 'Jamie Dreams' is concerned with the "lost eleven days" when the calendar altered from the Julian to the Gregorian, and with James Watt's uncertainties and imagination in his teenage years.
Citation : Bell, K. (2017) from Jamie’s Book of Ingenuity: an imagined life of James Watt, engineer 1736-1819. http://leafepress.com/litter9/bell/bell.html
Research Group : Creative Writing
- School of Humanities