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Josephine has an MA in Comparative Literature from l'Université de Rouen in France, a bilingual BEd from Laurentian

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


… a pearl in this diamond world


Josephine LoRe is a Calgary writer and poet who has been invited to feature at numerous venues and festivals including Unspoken, the Stephansson House, People’s Poetry, and Words That Move Me.


She was honoured to be a Poet in the Prow at the Calgary Central Library Inauguration in November 2018 and again at the Canada Day celebrations in July 2019.  She travelled to Vancouver as part of Haiku Canada’s celebration, Women Echoing Women.


She has published two collections of poetry, prose and photography, “Unity” and “The Cowichan Series”, which was a Calgary Herald Bestseller.


Her poems have been published in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Japan, both in print and on-line.


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