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.

You can find her work in Pocket Lint (A New Journal)Goat's Milk MagazineRat's Ass ReviewTiny Spoon, Blank Spaces Magazine, Dream Pop Journal and The South Shore Review, among others. 

She lives in New Westminster, British Columbia.

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The Body Is a Fantastical Story

Narrative free verse on imaginative self-creation The stained patch on my arm is a cipher where the Author left a clue, a grafted map of...

Magpie

You can tell I’m a magpie by the pieces I carry: the magpie, a collector, a good-luck bird, full of words, hiding in patterns round...

Pictures of You

Ghazal after The Cure’s Disintegration by Jessica Lee McMillan Plainsong broadcasts through stained glass, splinters color on my pictures...

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...

The Pathos of Flowers

Poetry by Jessica Lee McMillan In the mire of raincloud — this clouded over year — we missed the first blossoming of rhododendrons by the...

Afterimage

Poetry by Jessica Lee McMillan poetic sight is afterimage floating on receptors like oil on finger silhouette burnt in eye or lingering...

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...

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