Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife and children.
Teaching Metaphors, Nathan Graziano s sixth collection of poetry, goes beyond the lesson plans and standardized tests to probe the humanity of the modern high school. An English teacher for the past decade, Graziano uses experience and wry wit to draw composites of faculty and students as both metaphor and microcosm. From a homecoming princess sacrificed on the stake of popularity to a nostalgic literature teacher who won t let go of The Canon, Graziano juxtaposes the characters of his imaginative high school to examine the core of our common experiences. Both lighthearted and elegiac, Teachin
After the last toast, when the din of the wedding bells has died and the photo albums have slumped into the closet, the stark truths become exposed. In After the Honeymoon, Nathan Graziano takes a sober and often humorous look at the joys and malaise of marriage and parenthood, our demons and addictions, and the demise of youth in American culture. Following Teaching Metaphors, his critically praised poetic portrait of public schools, After the Honeymoon is Graziano's most diverse and ambitious collection to date.
In Honey, I'm Home, Nathan Graziano gives readers an unflinching look into the mercurial worlds of marriage, parenthood, and vice. With an intrepid poetic pen, Graziano introduces a motley cast of characters, including alcoholic neighbors and sages at the Home Depot. At times his poetry will sojourn into the surrealsharing coffee with Depression and receiving visits from the ghosts of ex-girlfriendsbut, mostly, Graziano's bold, unostentatious verse digs its heels into reality and doesn't turn from an often unsettling truth. From the birth of his first child through his first year o
The bleak winter landscape of small town New Hampshire provides the setting for newcomer Nathan Graziano's brilliant chronicle of working class life. Frostbite connects such unlikely characters as a hirsute librarian, a testosterone-addled dwarf with an air guitar problem, a professional convenience store clerk with punk rock aspirations and the vicarious victim of a devastating moose accident (to name a few) in their attempts to transcend the monotony of their menial existencesonly to find themselves bound by the natural elements and their own demons. With compassion and humor, Nathan
Nathan Graziano's second collection of poems, and his first from Green Bean Press. These poems are written by a younger man than Seasons From the Second Floor. They deal with love, sex, poison, and agony. There are no happy endings.
Nathan's newest chapbook of short fiction, Labor Day follows on the heels of his first full-length collection Frostbite, bringing together a cast of blue-collar characters that include an afflicted smalltown journalist, an overweight former-gun seller with a penchant for pillows, and a record store nerd with unremitting urges for bad behavior. This is a limited-edition run of 200 copies.
A collection of 19 new poems by the acclaimed author of A NIGHT AT THE O'ACES and NO WHITE HORSES. The poems show great maturity and honed skill on the part of the author. Graziano continues to get better and better.
The quality journal of absurdist and outsider fiction presents their thirteenth installment, the "bad luck" issue. Includes fact and fiction by Keith Buckley, Aaron Carnes, Joshua Citrak, Daniel Crocker, Timothy Gager, Nathan Graziano, Fiona Helmsley, Rebel Star Hobson, Robert Howington, Jon Konrath, Ben Mack, Jillian Olenik, Hassan Riaz, John Sheppard, Todd Taylor, and Daniel Trask. Edited by Jon Konrath, with cover art by Kurt Eisenlohr and cover design by Marie Mundaca.
Selections from 30 of the poets of the Guerilla Poetics Project. Presenting work by such underground luminaries as David Barker, justin barrett, Luis C. Berriozabal, JJ Cambell, Alan Catlin, Leonard J. Cirino, Glenn W Cooper, Christopher Cunningham, Soheyl Dahi, Dave Donovan, Doug Draime, Nathan Graziano, S.A. Griffin, Christopher Harter, Richard Krech, Mike Kriesel, Ellaraine Lockie, Adrian Manning, Hosho McCreesh, Brian McGettrick, Amanda Oaks, Bob Pajich, Kathleen Paul-Flanagan, Michael Phillips, Sam Pierstorff, C. Allen Rearick, Charles P. Ries, Ross Runfola, William Taylor, Jr., and Don