Josephine LoRe, poet and photographer

... a pearl in this diamond world


Josephine LoRe is a Calgary-based poet and writer who has published two collections of poetry, prose and photography, “Unity” and “The Cowichan Series”, which was a Calgary Herald Bestseller. Her first short story, "Cornflower" was published in 2019.

She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada, Tanka Canada, the Writers' Guild of Alberta, and Calgary's Alexandra Writers' Center Society, as well as virtually Parkland Poetry, the Stroll of Poets, and Cultivating Voices  She has taught creative writing workshops through the Alexandra and When Words Collide.

Josephine's poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies in Canada, the US, England, Japan, India, Wales, China, France, Ireland and Italy.

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Cowichan Lake Misting, January 2020

excerpt from 'Minus the Killing'

published in the 2020

Pandemic Poems Anthology



I discover I like the dark

     walking in the rain

the song of the birds in the morning

              All their voices

     the questions of the robin

The bossy crow

   the tapping and flicker

     on the side of my house


My favourite time is dusk

  when the sky mutates                                                                                 

       from cornflower to periwinkle

And robins again ask

       The same questions


I keep my bedroom windows open

       for news of the birds

Barbecue sauce     the burning of wood


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