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Jessica Lee McMillan

Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet, educator and civil servant with an MA in English and currently enrolled in Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio. When not writing, she spends time with her little family, her big dog and buries herself in books and records. Her first chapbook is forthcoming in Fall 2023 and she is working on her second chapbook. 

Jessica's work explores perception, existential concerns, language, the body, pop culture, music, film, social justice, nature, physics and scale.

She can be read presently/forthcoming in Humber Literary Review, Blank Spaces Magazine, Pinhole Poetry, Riddled with Arrows, Antilang, Tiny Spoon, Dream Pop Journal, Gap Riot Press, SORTES, Train Poetry Journal, Lover's Eye Press, Red Alder Review and others. 

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


The Body Is a Blackout Poem

Bandaids are my tales of chaos on playgrounds, the dermal terrain of nicks and scratches donned in battle with objects I collide, a...

A Gathering of Leaves

Poetry by Jessica Lee McMillan On a shelf of volumes bound to me, binding, I extend the vertebrae, the body, a gathering of sewn leaves,...