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Jessica Lee McMillan

Jessica Lee McMillan (she/her) is a writer, poet, and teacher with an MA in English and Certificate of Creative Writing from Simon Fraser University's Writer's Studio. 

Jessica's work explores perception, 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 Turtle Island, including Humber Literary Review, Funicular Magazine, Pinhole Poetry, pagefiftyone, Crab Creek Review, and Rose Garden Press. She won the League of Canadian Poets 2024 National Broadsheet Contest, was a finalist for The Fiddlehead's 2023 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Contest, and won the 2022 RCLAS Write On! Contest for poetry. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.


A first-generation Canadian settler who lives with gratitude on the lands of the Halkomelem-speaking peoples (New Westminster BC), Jessica lives with her little family and large dog. She expects to be buried under her shelves of books and records. 

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