Josephine has an MA in Comparative Literature (Poetry) from l'Université de Rouen in France,

a bilingual BEd from l'Université Laurentienne in Sudbury

and an Honours BA in Modern Languages and Literature from the University of Toronto.

Josephine's poetry has been published in the following anthologies: 

·       Haiku Canada Anthologies both in English and in French

·       Gift of Silence, a Haiku Tribute to Leonard Cohen

·       the AWCS War Memory Project

·       the (M)othering Anthology (upcoming)

·       the Short Edition Anthology TapPressRead

·       Portraits of People YYC

·       Pendemic Poetry, Ireland

·       The Blue Door Lockdown Sessions, Ireland

·       Parole-Création, Montreal

·       Pandemic Poetry 

and Travelling with Haiga, an international collaboration 

Her poems can be found in the following Canadian and international literary publications:

  • Freefall Literary Magazine

  • The League of Canadian Poets' Fresh Voices

  • The League of Canadian Poets' Poetry Pause

  • Still Points Arts Quarterly, United States

  • Ephemerae, England

  • The Prairie Journal

  • the UC Review

  • Asahi Haikuist, Japan

  • Verse of Silence, India

  • Gusts Tanka

  • the neverending story, China

  • Moonbathing Haiku Journal, United States

  • the Wales Haiku Journal

  • Hommage à la lecture et à l’écriture, France

Her poem the tea set was shortlisted for the 2019 Room Magazine Poetry Prize.

Josephine has been invited to feature at numerous literary events including Unspoken, the Stephansson House, Calgary's People’s Poetry Festival, Words That Move Me, Words and Music, and The Single Onion Lecture Series, The Indie YYC, Cultivating Voices Poetry Open Mic and the Parkland Poetry series.

She was honoured to be a Poet in the Prow at the inauguration of  Calgary's Central Library Inauguration and again at the Canada Day celebrations.  She travelled to Vancouver as part of Haiku Canada’s Women Echoing Women and has been featured on Blaine Greenwood's radio programme, Not Your Mother's Poetry.

Josephine is a recipient of the Setouchi-Matsuyama photo-haiku contest in Japan, a Wax Poetry & Art Contest, and the Norma Epstein Prize for Poetry.

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