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Barry Basden

Barry Basden lives in Texas with his wife and two yellow Labs, Sadie & Carly.

His writing has appeared in Atticus Review, Corium, decomP, Emprise Review, Matchbook, PANK, Prick of the Spindle, and other fine places.

He is co-author (with Charles Scheffel) of CRACK! and THUMP; With a Combat Infantry Officer in World War II  and edits Camroc Press Review.

He is also camera-shy, preferring to be read, not seen. The Labs, however, have other ideas.

  Barry's Origami micro-chapbook is available by clicking on the title.

Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)



Cover Photo by Madge McCoslin


Every five years or so, his stepdaughter
calls long distance needing money.
“My boyfriend took it. They’re shutting off
my electricity tomorrow.”
“Geez, you need a 12-step program
for assholes. What about your sons?”
“In jail.”
“Your mother?”
“Broke, still missing you.”
He hangs up, takes out his credit card,
and calls the light company.
Barry Basden © 2012