About

Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet with an MA in English. When not writing, doing front-line legal work or teaching, she spends time with her little family and buries herself in books and records. 

Jessica's explores existential frameworks and perceptions in nature and music. She is working on a chapbook.

You can find her work in Pocket LintGoat's Milk MagazineRat's Ass ReviewTiny Spoon, Blank Spaces Magazine, Pinhole Poetry, Riddled with ArrowsAntilangDream Pop Journal, Willows Wept Review, Riddled with Arrows, The South Shore Review and others. 

Jessica is a white settler and first-generation Canadian who lives in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the Coast Salish and Halkomelem-speaking Peoples, in particular, the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

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The Dark Crystal and the Uncanny

What Henson's psychological universe teaches us Master world-maker Jim Henson defined my childhood with alphabet letters taught by...

Surf’s Up: An Alternative Music History

An alternative and prosaic look at the evolution of surf music and its resistance to generic rules from mid-century to present. This long re

Learning to Be Receptive

What we can learn from the world’s giant Buddha statues by Jessica Lee McMillan It became an accidental pilgrimage to visit four giant...

Buddhism, Reflection and Truth

The symbolism of reaching for the light by Jessica Lee McMillan Koson’s Zen painting contemplates the perceived divisions between reality...

Giving Her to Spring

Poetry by Jessica Lee McMillan Born in winter nest, you arise in sudden spring descending hidden climes flourishing from my shadow of...

Whatever Happened to the Heroes?

Punk, Trotsky, Che Chic and the consumption of revolutionary icons by Jessica Lee McMillan Wandering down steaming ramen shopping alleys...