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Ace Boggess: Thirty Blessings for Poets

3) May the poem on which you’ve just given up be accepted by the journal you’ve forgotten.
4) May someone quote your work in a movie that has nothing to do with poetry.

November 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Ace Boggess: Ultra Deep Field

“Whenever we don’t understand something, we call it dark.” —Father Corbally of the Vatican Observatory    . to free eyes from the keyholes of the skull give them feet for … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ace Boggess: Noise

sit by the phone that never rings awaiting whatever silence follows silence   a black cat shrieks unheard from the street while a lime-green truck shreds linings of its brakes … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ace Boggess: Rocketship X-M

Lippert Pictures, 1950 The more I watch, the less my eyes squeeze with anger at what has become redundancy: man wipes out man- (in this case Martian-) -kind with bombs. … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ace Boggess: Like All Petitioners He Must Wait

“…Like All Petitioners He Must Wait (How Many Cups of Coffee in an Hour?)” —William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch   Waiting for a screwdriver, I sit at the counter sipping … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ace Boggess: “Do I Look Like I Care?”

  “Do I Look Like I Care?”      —man on cell in an elevator   Under tired Muzak he boasts about infidelity & his lucky double-down bet on a stock … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ace Boggess: Four Poems

Ace Boggess is an ex-con, ex-husband, ex-reporter, and completely exhausted by all the things he isn’t anymore.  He is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

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