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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.

 

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...

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...

Anatomy of Summer Wind

Poetry by Jessica Lee McMillan The wind reads my turning pages white dress waving cotton and blanket flaps over dirt swallows whirr for a...