Ghost Orchid

For what does the spirit yearn? To know God. Maurya Simon’s wonderful new book, Ghost Orchid, throws fresh light on that traditional question and answer in poems full of the sensuous language of the “Song of Songs” and the graphic images of modern disaffection. She shows us good and evil, both conscious and unconscious, and, even as she doubts such a reality, asks for God’s “touch upon our waking lives.” The yearning to know God, the legacy of human generations, has its latest expression in these ravishing poems.

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Publication Date: March 1, 2004

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 1-888996-84-6

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Reed Wilson Review of Ghost Orchid

Maurya Simon’s sixth collection of poems, the visionary Ghost Orchid, begins, like Dante’s Commedia, in the middle of life, where we always are. The first section’s title poem, “Between Heaven […]

Susanna Roxman Review of Ghost Orchid

Ghost Orchid by Maurya Simon, Red Hen Press, USA, 80 pp., ISBN 1-888996-84-6 In earlier poetry collections, such as The Golden Labyrinth (University of Missouri Press, 1995), set in India, […]