About Ace Boggess author of The Prisoners & Ultra Deep Field
Ace Boggess is a freelance writer and editor living in Charleston, West Virginia. He spent five years in a West Virginia penitentiary, during which he wrote the poems that became his previous poetry collection, THE PRISONERS (Brick Road, 2014). ULTRA DEEP FIELD is his third book of poetry. His other books include THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL WHOSE WISH WAS NOT FULFILLED (Highwire Press, 2003) and the novel A SONG WITHOUT A MELODY (Hyperborea, 2016). He has worked as a reporter, a customer-service rep for a phone bank, a sales clerk in record store with accompanying head shop and adult room, and security guard. His writing has appeared in HARVARD REVIEW, NOTRE DAME REVIEW, LUMINA, MID-AMERICAN REVIEW, RIVER STYX, RATTLE, NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY, and hundreds of other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
ULTRA DEEP FIELD is a direct follow-up to Ace Boggess’s previous collection of poetry THE PRISONERS (Brick Road, 2014), composed of poems written during Boggess's last year in lock-up in a West Virginia penitentiary, his year on parole, and his first year of freedom. They reflect his journey from the smallness of inmate life to the seeming vastness of the world (and universe) beyond.