Jon Sebba

Jon Sebba saw combat in the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, which left him with: an aversion to killing; a need to explain the truth about combat in the hope that people would reject war as a path to peace; and a compulsion to share with other veterans how one soldier used poetry to battle his trauma demons. He is a retired engineer who leads poetry workshops for veterans in Utah and at a men's prison in Arizona. His collection of war-related poems, Yossi, Yasser, & Other Soldiers, won a publication prize in Utah in 2013. He is working on a second collection titled The Ones They Left Behind