About Nathan Graziano

Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is the author of three collections of poetry---Not So Profound (Green Bean Press, 2003), Teaching Metaphors (Sunnyoutside Press, 2007) and After the Honeymoon (Sunnyoutside Press, 2009)—a collection of short stories, Frostbite (GBP, 2002), and several chapbooks of fiction and poetry. A chapbook of short prose pieces titled Hangover Breakfasts was recently published by Bottle of Smoke Press this fall. For more information, visit his website at NathanGraziano,com.

Life Lessons Learned From Bill Buckner


With baseball season shortly upon us, Nate Graziano reflects on five tough life lessons he has learned at the hands of the sport.

The Pace Isn’t The Problem; People Are The Problem


MLB is changing its rules to pick up the pace. But according to Nate Graziano, it’s not that the games are too long; it’s that we’ve become too damned impatient.

A ‘Grateful’ Cash Grab


Is America’s once great Jam Band only grateful for the cash? Jerry really is dead, man.

“A Sad Day, Indeed, for Patriots’ Fan”


Nathan Graziano is a Patriots fan. And Deflate-gate leaves him a little unsettled.

Self-Publishing Sent My Ego Packing


Ultimately, the literary fantasy is just that: a fantasy. Nathan Graziano shows us how.

My Manic Ex-Love’s Obituary


When we love, we can often stumble into loss. Nathan Graziano shares with us the story of one of his first loves, leaving us to reel in the heartbreaking reality that is loving someone with depression.

Fenway Park With My Father

Fenway park photo by charlie walker

“My father and I—both stolid men—have always communed through baseball. Sports are and always will be a way in which men connect and speak the unspoken, articulate our ineffable emotions.”

The Manufacturing of the American Douche

screaming photo by Paul Cross

Nathan Graziano would like to talk about our propensity for accepting bad behavior—as long as it is in the name of a win.

Frat Party (Revisited)


Reliving “the old days” with old friends can keep your soul young, and remind you that your body is older.

Learning To Be Alone Again


After ten years of marriage, Nathan Graziano is finding being alone a different challenge from his old single days.

Black Friday Brings Out the Worst in Human Beings


Nathan Graziano was just coming around to believe in the altruistic and kind nature of humanity during the holiday season. Then Black Friday came along.

Class Reunions Are a Thing of the Past

class reunions a thing of the past

Nathan Graziano prefers to have relationships with former classmates separate from pageantry, the buffet and the crepe streamers strung from the ceiling.

What Exactly Are We Watching?


Surely we know the difference between entertainment and real life? How then, wonders Nathan Graziano, do we explain the collective conversation about the arrest of Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

It Can’t Be All About The Kids


Sometimes you have to put your spouse first: Nathan Graziano’s recollection of a late honeymoon.

The Dude Sleeping with My Wife

family bed, bedtime, married life, life with kids, fatherhood, dads, sons, Oedipal complex, jealousy

Co-sleeping pushes Nathan Graziano to the couch. Is it sour grapes or true love?

Yoga Pants Nation

lululemon athletic wear

Yoga pants aren’t just for the yoga studio anymore. And if the trend doesn’t die soon, Nathan Graziano may be doomed.