SUMMARY: The Voice of My Mind, by author T. A. Fish, is an avant-garde American poetry collection that took over 5 years to complete. Each poem is beautifully crafted with great virtuosity, that haunts with extreme depth and wonder. The collection deals with themes of grief, love, spiritual enlightenment, and philosophy. From beginning to end, the poems read in a mesmerizing and captivating style that expertly flow from one theme to the next.
The BookViral Review: Whatever our different views, struggles, doubts and beliefs, the call of God remains an ever-present presence in many of our lives and Christian poetry is a powerful way of exploring it. For those who believe, it is refreshing and reassuring to know that we are not alone in finding being a faithful Christian is difficult at times.
Lesser religious poets do little more than set doctrine to verse and whilst T. A. Fish’s collection of poems is, indeed, charged with the glory, tragedy, and the glancing subtlety of God it’s his honesty about the struggles, fears and doubts of life as a Christian that will ensure his appeal as a poet. There is no cheap feeling to his poetry or glibness, none of his prose is wasted. With classic stanzas and variations on upon standard rhyme creating imagery and metaphor that open the imagination and help us to see depths, subtleties and possibilities that we might not otherwise have found ourselves contemplating on.
Sometimes people think Christians choose to believe in God for an easy life or to make hard questions go away but Fish’s prose remind us, nothing could be further from the truth.
With notable poems including Tortured, Savior and Cloud 9 The Voice of My Mind is highly recommended.