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by T. Cole Rachel

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Author:
T. Cole Rachel
ISBN13:
978-1887128865
ISBN:
1887128867
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Soft Skull Press; 1 edition (June 11, 2002)
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Poetry
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Surviving the Moment had me from the get go, convinced me of the absolute equivalence of poet and guy, thrilled me. .This book came out eight years ago and I would be happy to hear that T. Cole Rachel's working on another.

Surviving the Moment had me from the get go, convinced me of the absolute equivalence of poet and guy, thrilled me with its intimate understanding of Kathy Acker and David Wojnarowicz (excellent epigraphs from each). Some of the things he says shock me, others enchant.

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A very young poet who seems to have acquired a lifetime of experience while retaining a vast empathy (without a trace of sappiness) is a rare thing. These carefully calibrated poems have narratives, and form an autobiography; they have the suspense and fullness of short stories with knockout final lines. The locale may be specific (Midwest, semi-rural), the voice (adolescence on the cusp of adulthood) and themes (family, desire, exile) recognizable, but T. Cole Rachel makes the mundane feel urgent, fresh, vital

A paraglider miraculously survived a fall of more than 150ft after losing control of his parachute in mid-air and crashing into a building. Marquinhos, 35, was filmed at a distance flying over the Dream Beach Hotel in Itanhaém, a resort on the coast of the state of Sao Paulo.

A paraglider miraculously survived a fall of more than 150ft after losing control of his parachute in mid-air and crashing into a building. As he manoeuvred away from buildings to land on the beach, strong winds ripped into his chute and it suddenly collapsed. Marquinhos, 35, was filmed at a distance flying over the Dream Beach Hotel in Itanhaém, a resort on the coast of the state of Sao Paulo, when strong winds ripped through his chute

Cole Rachel, a self-described "weird midwestern kid who dreamed all his life of running away to the big city," writes poems about the act of survival.

Cole Rachel, a self-described "weird midwestern kid who dreamed all his life of running away to the big city," writes poems about the act of survival. His locales are specific (the Midwest, rural America) and his voice (the adolescent outsider) recognizable, but, as Bret Easton Ellis writes, he "makes the mundane feel urgent, fresh, vital. This is powerful writing. The energy and precision and respect brings to is heart-stoppingly affirmative

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COLE RACHEL is a Brooklyn-based writer. His work has appeared in Interview, OUT, The New York Times Magazine, and The FADER. His books include Surviving the Moment of Impact and Bend, Don't Shatter. As Deerhunter prepare to release their forthcoming seventh album, Fading Frontier, T. Cole Rachel travels to Bradford Cox’s home in Atlanta to find the famously erratic frontman in a mellower mood.

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T. Cole Rachel, a self-described “weird midwestern kid who dreamed all his life of running away to the big city,” writes poems about the act of survival. His locales are specific (the Midwest, rural America) and his voice (the adolescent outsider) recognizable, but, as Bret Easton Ellis writes, he “makes the mundane feel urgent, fresh, vital. This is powerful writing.” “The energy and precision and respect [Rachel] brings to [his subjects] is heart-stoppingly affirmative.” — Edmund White
  • Surviving the Moment of Impact has a cute photo of poet T. Cole Rachel on the cover, on some autumnal brown lawn, you can almost smell the frost coming in across the plains. The photo's been hacked up and re-dispersed, which makes it harder to read, but maybe it gives a clue as to the sort of book this is, and of course it always reflects the violent fracture of the "point of impact" to which the book serves as a survival guide. "They're much easier to deal with this way," Rachel tells us, in a poem slash essay "On Collaging Childhood Photographs" in the book's central section. Albert Goldbarth, it appears, was his poetry mentor and something of Goldbarth's diverting wit and humor shows in the otherwise serious and lyrical writing we find on display here.

    I don't read this sort of book often--not often enough, perhaps, so maybe this is just a taste of what I've been missing, and if so, I have wasted my life. For Rachel, poetry serves as a kind of evidence, a transcription of real life events which the poem simultaneously triggers and reacts to, and as such, I found myself over and over again caught up in life, as opposed to the transport into language that is the raison d'etre for so many other books of poetry I read. When the writing is as skilled and, in fact, inspired as this, it's like meeting a person, encountering his mind, and I'm all for it now. There's a helpful roadmap in the back of the book called "The Project of the Poem," in which our guesses are all confirmed, yes, the poem is about memory and forgetting, about a flat landscape scraped by a putty knife, about love and desire, about the absolute alterity of being gay in a Christian land, about class and money and "heat,/ suffocation, wanting and all other forms/ of delicious agony."

    I actually don't think that Rachel has gotten to the bottom of his interest in old photographs, that perhaps a book of lyric genius isn't the place to argue it all out, but what he gives us are suggestive fragments towards a larger understanding of the image. And how many writers can say even half as much? Surviving the Moment had me from the get go, convinced me of the absolute equivalence of poet and guy, thrilled me with its intimate understanding of Kathy Acker and David Wojnarowicz (excellent epigraphs from each). Some of the things he says shock me, others enchant. This book came out eight years ago and I would be happy to hear that T. Cole Rachel's working on another.

  • Equal parts hopeful and sad, these poems tell a story of survival. Intricate and poignant depictions of feelings without names and battles with indiscernible enemies. To anyone who has ever been alone or desperate, to anyone who has ever wanted more, read them. And read them again.

  • This is a beautiful, damaged portrait of an America you'll either know intimately, peripherally, or not at all yet you have ideas about it based solely on living in this country and hearing other people's jokes. No matter which of the 3 pertain to you, I think you'll find this speaking to you. If you know it, you're going to know it in your bones. If you know it peripherally, you'll recognize everyone. If you don't know it but you always enjoy a "white trash" joke, you'll find a humanity here that you've yet to consider. If you need a cinematic cue, think of this as the Boys Don't Cry culture in free verse.

    Still, it's more than that. We're not just our own time and place, but ultimately we're ourselves within a time and place. If you remember the Valentine's Day class exchange rituals of elementary school, you'll be able to step inside this book.

    I find this to be a beautiful, nuanced look into the many small tragedies and dreams that make a life. Whereas the Spoon River Anthology (Signet Classics) takes a stoic grouping of characters to paint a judgemental portrait of a small town, Surviving the Moment of Impact makes no such judgements. It's no less harsh, and it's certainly not sentimental, but it feels real. It doesn't feel like someone starting to write with an end-point or an agenda already in mind. It feels like tales of a life being lived by a great poet.

    Two thumbs up to Soft Skull Press for getting this out there! Their website is well worth a visit. I bought this because I found it there and thought it had potential. Just look around and take a chance on whatever seems like it might be calling your name. I've read this book 5 times now.