Ace Boggess on Drug Addiction, Life in Prison, Writing & Advice for Drug Addicts

Ace Boggess

Ace Boggess

Brief Biography:

Ace Boggess was locked up for five years in the West Virginia prison system. During that time, he wrote the poems collected here and published most of them.

Geosi Gyasi: I find it difficult to ask this but what took you to prison and how long did you spend there?

Ace Boggess: I was a drug addict for many years–Oxycontin and the like.  Over time, that took away most of my sanity, and I ended up robbing pharmacies for drugs.  I spent five years in the penitentiary.

The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Press Books.

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