Josephine LoRe 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.

She has written and published poetry in English, French and Italian.  In addition, her poetry has been translated into Farsi.

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 Poems

.       We are One Pandemic Poetry

and Travelling with Haiga, an international collaboration 

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

  • Vallum Contemporary Poetry, Montreal

  • Freefall Literary Magazine

  • Poetry X Hunger, USA

  • Tiny Seed Journal, USA

  • Constellate Magazine, England

  • The League of Canadian Poets' Fresh Voices

  • The League of Canadian Poets' Poetry Pause

  • Still Points Arts Quarterly, USA

  • Ephemerae, England

  • The Prairie Journal

  • the UC Review

  • Asahi Haikuist, Japan

  • Verse of Silence, India

  • GUSTS Tanka

  • the neverending story, China

  • Moonbathing Haiku Journal, USA

  • Wales Haiku Journal, Wales

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

  • Il piccolo museo della poesia, Italy

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 NewBeat, Cultivating Voices Poetry Open Mic, the Parkland Poetry series, and the Edmonton Stroll of Poets.

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, Joshua Pantalleresco's podcast and as CJSW's celebration of Poetry Month in 2021.

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 at the University of Toronto (University College).

She has taught workshops in poetic form and practice through Calgary's Alexandra Writers' Center Society, When Words Collide and upcoming at the Wine Country Writer's Festival.  She mentors and supports upcoming and emerging writers.

She has judged poetry submissions for the Calgary Lougheed House Haiku Contest and upcoming at the Wine Country Writer's Festival.  She has also served as Editor of poetry for Parkland Poetry's Poem in Your Pocket.