Josie Kirkwood is a poet, emerging writer, and a ‘researcher-in-training’ in the biological sciences.

Writing poetry since her youth, Josie has recently embraced writing both fiction and non-fiction. She enjoys writing flash fiction and short stories, both literary and speculative, writing across genres. She aims to be inclusive in her writing, free of stereotypes and tokenism. With two novels in the planning stage, Josie hopes to realise her lifelong desire to be a published novelist in the years to come. Josie is also building a portfolio of articles on science, animal behaviour, and more in her pursuit as a science communicator. 

Returning to study in her forties, Josie finally achieved a lifelong goal of higher education. Completing a BSc in Biology during a time of upheaval and transition in her life, Josie is now a Master of Research (Biological Sciences) candidate at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She looks forward to sharing her journey as an older student in higher education on her blog.

A second-generation Italian-Australian originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Josie now lives in the Greater Blue Mountains region of New South Wales with her husband and two dogs. She spends most of her time reading, researching, and writing – and loves it!

Josie writes on the online platform Medium and is a contributing writer for the online publications; Haiku Hub, House of Haiku, The Friday Fix, Tempest Under 1000, Literally Literary, PS I Love You, Written Tales, and The Creative Cafe.

Thank you to Peter Kirkwood not only for developing and maintaining this website but for his love, support, and encouragement.

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