About

Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet with an MA in English. When not writing or teaching, she spends time with her little family and buries herself in books and records. 

Jessica's work explores perception, existential concerns, pop culture, music, social justice, nature, water, physics, scale, the word & body, and mental & physical peripheries.

You can find her work presently/forthcoming in Pocket LintGoat's Milk MagazineTiny Spoon, Blank Spaces Magazine, Pinhole Poetry, Riddled with ArrowsAntilangDream Pop Journal, Willows Wept Review, The South Shore Review, SORTES, Train Poetry Journal, Lover's Eye Press, Red Alder 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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The Dark Crystal and the Uncanny

What Henson's psychological universe teaches us Master world-maker Jim Henson defined my childhood with alphabet letters taught by...

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...