Ultra Deep Field by Ace Boggess

Ultra Deep Field

"In these poems, Ace Boggess pursues the tough questions about what makes us tick, what makes us keep going, what makes us say enough is enough. With Boggess the pursuit is made with an abnormally brutal honesty and deft manipulation of image that creates poetry rich with surprise and revelation—definitely not to be missed. There are poems about the ‘ultra deep field’ of t...

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Ultra Deep Field Reviews

  • Marne Wilson
    In his 2014 collection The Prisoners, Ace Boggess used poetry to communicate the complex emotions that prisoners go through when they are locked up. This collection is billed as his follow-up to that one, and it consists largely of poems written during the first two years after his own release from ...
  • Janet
    I didn't know the work of Ace Boggess or even know his name until this past summer. After his name worked its way into my consciousness, I realized I had seen his individual poems published in various literary journals. I re-read those poems and responded to his honesty and the freshness of his imag...
  • Daniel McTaggart
    In "Ultra Deep Field", Ace Boggess sidesteps the straight-on way of seeing things. Where most of us merely see stars in the sky, he may perceive a stew of suffixes for unsaid sentiment. If I had trouble wrapping around his point of view, I simply sat back and let it wash over me. Like an envelope of...
  • Donna Merritt
    This is my first time reading Ace Boggess. I like his style. The book is broken into three sections: Being & Nothingness, Being & Time, Being There. I liked "Being There" best, though there were poems to admire throughout. I found it interesting that he avoids commas and writes all poems (at least i...
  • Keith
    Full disclosure: As editor of Brick Road Poetry Press, I published this book, so of course, it gets 5 stars! I just reread Ultra Deep Field by Ace Boggess to select poems for the 2017 Pushcart Prize nominations. "Jar-O-Pain" and "Breath" were my selections here. The sensory details in both these poe...

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