Ultra Deep Field

Ultra Deep Field Review

"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 the universe, about garbage trucks, fake orchids, and what it’s like to have a one-night stand with a good poem. No one-night stand with these poems, though—the danger here is long term.”
—Marc Harshman, poet laureate of West Virginia, author of Believe What You Can and Green-Silver and Silent

Title:Ultra Deep Field
Edition Language:English

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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 n...

  • 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 troub...