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Edmonds CC instructor, poet to read from latest collection, Halve, Nov. 30


Edmonds Community College English instructor and poet Kristina Jipson will read from her latest collection, “Halve,” on Nov. 30 as part of the college’s Convergence Writers Series. 

Kristina Jipson, Edmonds CC instructor, author of "Halve"

The poems in “Halve” explore the chaos of mourning by peeling back the layers of narrative order that would attempt to tame it, exploring the poet’s experience of loss and grief after the death of a loved one. 

“I started working on this book the night my brother was killed,” Jipson said, “and that was 14 years ago.” 

She said she’s not fond of the word “closure,” but publishing the book “marks one gratifying end of a long, strange process.” 

The Convergence Writers Series invites the public to celebrate Jipson’s first full-length collection with a reading and reception from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the College Cafe in Brier Hall.

Jipson holds a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Her poems have appeared in "American Letters & Commentary," "At Length," "Chicago Review," "Colorado Review," and "DIAGRAM." 

She is also the author of two chapbooks: "Lock, Means" (Dancing Girl Press, 2011), and "How Void of Miracles" (Hand Held Editions, 2009). 

For more information, visit or email “Halve” is available from Tupelo Press at

The Convergence Writers Series is sponsored by the Arts, Culture and Civic Engagement (ACCE) program at Edmonds Community College.

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