Read Ultra Deep Field Online Free - "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|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
September 10, 2017
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 i...
August 27, 2017
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 fr...
October 04, 2017
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...
November 16, 2017
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...
November 01, 2017
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...