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.

Notes From The Kitten Cave

For close to two months, I was experiencing some measure of happiness. I was watching baseball in the basement, beers an arm’s length, screaming at the television. I was in my element, actually enjoying life.

Where Are the Artists to Answer Trump?

Other decades of unrest brought out artists who used their art to create both empathy and social change. It’s time for that kind of uprising again.

I Know That Look, Cubs’ Fans

Boy, does Nathan Graziano sympathize with the Cubs’ fans. — While watching the Cubs/Cardinals game on Tuesday night, I noticed a lot of familiar looks as the television cameras panned through the crowd at Wrigley Field in the ninth inning. The Cubs had a two-run lead going into the top ninth against the St. Louis […]

I Know Owen Labrie

Nathan Graziano realizes he is a part of the culture that created Owen Labrie. We all are.

Done in under 20 Seconds

Nate Graziano says Minor League Baseball’s 20-second rule actually improves the game — and might fix MLB’s problem with irritated fans.

Youth Movement in Beantown: Boston’s Young Bucks Are Worth Watching

Youth doesn’t last. However, when you have the opportunity to watch youth performing at its peak, it is wondrous and beautiful.

Trotting on Clouds

In 10 year-old boy’s world, it simply doesn’t get any better than your baseball team winning the championship. (Same for 40 year-old dads!)

“It’s Only a Game” . . . Sort Of

While his family watches him turn into a crazy man during baseball season, Nate Graziano wishes he could remember it’s only a game.

Saturday Afternoon at the Hamster Ball Derby

Nate Graziano is sick of Deflategate and Tom Brady’s balls. He’s found a new sport to get excited about.

Much Ado About Some Things

Something is rotten in New England, and Nate Graziano thinks the Patriots and their fans are protesting far too much.

Another Bad Day in Sucks-ville, U.S.A.: A Boston Sports Fan Laments The DeflateGate Fall Out

Nathan Graziano comes to terms with the findings of the Wells Report that the Patriots and Tom Brady are cheaters.

The Divas of the Diamond

Nate Graziano laments the lack of hustle and sportsmanship our kids are showing in sports…and looks to the bad example set by the pros as part of the cause.

Yankees v. Red Sox, The Rivalry. Still?

Coming off the Yankees vs. Red Sox opening series of 2015, a Red Sox fan and Yankee fan ponder the state of the rivalry.

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.