moving on

by Barry Basden

on the nightstand
a broken clock

ants nesting in
an empty bed

feral dogs in the
weeds next door

Barry Basden edits Camroc Press Review and has been published widely, both online and in print. He lives in the Texas hill country with his wife and two yellow Labs and is pretty much through with moving on.

What inspired “moving on”?

Fragmented memories from a misspent youth inspire a lot of my writing: Living with a broken wall clock for years. A night spent at a seedy motel with ants in its beds. And then there was the crazy lady at the end of the road who fed dozens of feral cats living in her woods. Things like that.


Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

New titles available from Robert McBrearty and Tori Bond.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now CLOSED. Check out our new category triptychs! The submission period next opens March 15, 2020; submit here.


02/17 • Madison Frazier
02/19 • Gail Geopfert
02/20 • Maureen Alsop (8 of 12)
02/24 • Kenneth Pobo
02/26 • Miranda Campbell
02/27 • Maureen Alsop (9 of 12)
03/04 • John Meyers
03/05 • Maureen Alsop (10 of 12)
03/09 • Grant Faulkner
03/11 • Maureen Alsop
03/12 • Maureen Alsop (11 of 12)
03/16 • Tara Laskowski
03/05 • Maureen Alsop (12 of 12)
03/23 • Kim Chinquee
03/25 • Lucinda Kempe