Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet, essayist, visual artist, educator and a front-line legal worker. Her writings have appeared in various magazines and journals in the US and Canada including Blank Spaces, Pocket Lint (gnurr), Goat’s Milk Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, Tiny Spoon, The South Shore Review, Dream Pop Journal, and Blue Heron Review. Jessica’s first published poem was her high school yearbook quote, then many years later her poetry was anthologized in A Journey Across New Westminster by Word: A Poetry of Place. She is now working on a full-length poetry collection. Jessica is ever grateful for local artist’s organizations for elevating the arts and supporting the community. She is a member of the Royal City Literary Arts Society, and she has presented her work at Poetic Justice, Poetry in the Park, SFU Poets Corner and Surrey Muse. A first generation Canadian, Jessica is a settler who lives in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the Coast Salish and Halkomelem-speaking Peoples, including the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations.
At the February 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jessica will initiate the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-feb-25
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.