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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Commonwealth of Life

Free Verse “But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul.” ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Splintered from commonwealth of life we...

Sky Panes

The bridge tower vaults and church spire hangs under the day moon conversing on altitude with steel-boned views bridge cables and cross...

Before Your Eyes

The pupils are ghost containment units even the sun cannot see oxygen eaten up by smoke or love evaporate into thin air. Disappearance is...

Accidental Sunflower

Somehow a patch of sunflowers bloomed from the street corner — a concrete wedge of dog waste baggies, trash from the cannabis shop and...

Reclaim

Tendrils reclaim a wall of their own, sun beggars up the chain link locking small climates of beauty in frame. The meadow pops up in...

The Business of Living

Becoming a robot is trading out each rogue bleeding heart, until it is mechanized with valves and fittings too tight for art or for...

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...

Mechanical Garden

Poetry by Jessica Lee McMillan This machine has a broken heart this ethos of impossible momentum seizing all the teeth of motion, in...