Glastonbury Book Launch for Jo Waterworth

My Father Speaks in Poetry Too by Jo Waterworth was launched at the Buddleia Cafe in Glastonbury on 19th June.

It was Jo’s birthday and so an extra special occasion for her. The book is particularly poignant as it is a record of the last few precious months in the life of Jo’s father.

This is just one of the poems from the book:




‘Do I look older?’ he asked.

‘I feel older.’

He showed off

body frailties. Thin flaky skin.

Red bruising.

Under the clothes

his bones were bare.


Yet the face was still my father’s

until I came to leave

when it crumpled.

Jo Waterworth


Jo has also recently won 1st prize at the Chipping Sodbury Festival competition.