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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 events including Unspoken, the Stephansson House, the People’s Poetry Festival, and Words That Move Me.


She was honoured to be a Poet in the Prow at the Calgary Central Library Inauguration and again at the Canada Day celebrations.  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, and a short story, "Cornflower".  In addition, she and musician Jim Jackson put out a cd for The Cowichan Series which features his original arrangements and her spoken word.


Her poems have been published in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Japan, India and soon China.  

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