Jessica Lee McMillan
Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet and civil servant with an MA in English. She is completing her Certificate of Creative Writing from Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio. Her first chapbook is forthcoming in Fall 2023 through Rose Garden Press.
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, Lover's Eye Press, Red Alder Review and others. She is a member of the Royal City Literary Arts Society and associate member of The League of Canadian Poets. Recently, she won first place for poetry in the 2022 RCLAS Write On! Contest and was nominated for two Pushcarts and Best of the Net.
Jessica is a first-generation Canadian settler who lives with gratitude in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the Halkomelem-speaking peoples. She lives with her little family, large dog and expects to be buried under her shelves of books and records.