ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Literary novelist and poet
Ace Boggess is author of the novels States of Mercy and A Song Without a Melody, but is known more for his four books of poetry: I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So, Ultra Deep Field, The Prisoners, and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled. His writing, both poetry and prose, has appeared in hundreds of literary journals, including Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, The Bellingham Review, Rattle, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly, J Journal, Mid-American Review, and Southern Humanities Review. He received a fellowship for fiction from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison, an experience he writes about with intensity and humor.
ULTRA DEEP FIELD
Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017
In his third book of poems, Boggess continues the journey he began in The Prisoners, writing about his last year inside, year on parole, and first year of freedom.
Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014
In his second book of poems, written entirely during his incarceration, Boggess takes his readers on a journey through a strange and terrible world, sharing his experiences and observations with wit and daring.
Running Wild Press Novella Anthology Vol. 3, Book 2
Boggess's comedic novella gives a fun, playful jab in the ribs to his adopted home Huntington, West Virginia, in the early 1990s.
"A grocer who dreams is offensive to the buyer, because such a grocer is not wholly a grocer."