10 Tongues.by Reggie Harris Reginald Allen Harris (born August 12, 1968 in Waynesboro, Virginia) is a former middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1990 and 1999 for the Oakland Athletics (1990-91), Boston Red Sox (1996), Philadelphia Phillies (1997), Houston Astros (1998) and Three Conditions Press, June 2002 $12.95, ISBN ISBN
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"I am a house whose doors have been thrown open."
As a young reader, I learned the cliche "You can't judge a book by its cover."
But the design of 10 Tongues challenges that notion. The book has a deep orange background, with the number" 10" wrapped around the top quarter of the cover, back to front, with a tongue hanging from the bottom of the zero. The title is set in 10-point type at the base of that tongue.
The cover is a subtly seductive se·duc·tive
Tending to seduce; alluring: "his sad and fastidious but ever seductive Irish voice" John Fowles. promise to reveal something about the poet who has moved past the notion of his own individual suffering or ecstasy. Harris is a courageous guide with these 33 poems, which reveal erotic, innocent and shadowed places, with objectivity and a style filled with accessible images and distinct musical patterns.
The poems in the first section are a series of family portraits and memories preserved by an inquisitive in·quis·i·tive
1. Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge.
2. Unduly curious and inquiring. See Synonyms at curious. child, which form the foundation of the book. The rest of Harris' poems are clearly more informed by existentialism existentialism (ĕgzĭstĕn`shəlĭzəm, ĕksĭ–), any of several philosophic systems, all centered on the individual and his relationship to the universe or to God. .