R235. Humanizing “the Enemy”: Veterans Share Poetry of Reconciliation
Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Kevin Basl is a writing facilitator for Warrior Writers, and a papermaking and printmaking instructor for Combat Paper NJ and Frontline Arts. He earned an MFA in fiction from Temple University, where he has taught writing, and he also holds degrees in literature and philosophy.
Toni Topps is a poet, community builder, and motivational speaker. As a community builder with Warrior Writers, she is committed in changing the narrative of disabled veterans around the world and their lack of inclusion back into society. Dedicated to helping through safe creative outlets, she is a teaching artist.
Anthony Torres served in the US Army from 1999–2006, which included a yearlong deployment to Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. He is executive director of Combat Hippies, a veteran performance group based out of Miami, Florida. He received a master’s degree in social work from Barry University in 2016.