Jessica Lee McMillan
Jessica Lee McMillan (she/her) is a writer, poet, educator and civil servant with an MA in English and Certificate of Creative Writing from Simon Fraser University's Writer's Studio. She is now completing her first poetry collection.
Jessica's work explores perception, existential concerns, language, the body, pop culture, music, film, social justice, the natural sciences, and scale. Her work has been published in over 30 literary magazines and journals across Canada and the US, including Humber Literary Review, Blank Spaces Magazine, Pinhole Poetry, Antilang, Tiny Spoon, Rogue Agent Journal, pagefiftyone, Gap Riot Press, SORTES, Train Poetry Journal, Red Alder Review. Poems are forthcoming in Crab Creek Review and Rose Garden Press. Jessica is a member of the Royal City Literary Arts Society and The League of Canadian Poets. She placed first in the 2022 RCLAS Write On! Contest for poetry and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
A first-generation Canadian settler who lives with gratitude in New Westminster, British Columbia on the lands of the Halkomelem-speaking peoples, Jessica lives with her little family and large dog. She expects to be buried under her shelves of books and records.