Chapbooks
Home | After the Honeymoon | Teaching Metaphors | Honey, I'm Home | The Idiot Trilogy | Not So Profound | Frostbite | Chapbooks | Readings | Biography | Contact Me | Custom Layout 3

 All three chapbooks are currently out of print, but there are a few copies available at www.amazon.com.


 

 
This is a chapbook written while I was living in Las Vegas. It's about love, loss, addiction and everything else that Sin City embodies. I was 24 at the time and still believed in all the terrible and wonderful things that you can believe when you're 24. Here are some review blurbs:

"Graziano is an intelligent man; he knows his stuff (Beowulf to Bukowski) well enough to plant little gems in the mud."
--The Synergyst

"In Graziano's bloodshot universe, objects and nuances live a life of their own, not merely props or casual incidentals, but living and breathing entities that always seem to serve one purpose or another."
--Unwound


 
Seasons From The Second Floor was written while living in a dilapidated scumhole in Concord, NH. In a fire stoked by an ornery landlord, a manic ex-girlfriend, redneck neighbors, and late nights at the kitchen table alone, the poems in "Seasons" found a voice. Again, some reviews.

"Trying to create art out of blue-collar existentialism is a difficult thing, and few have mastered it-- other than Bukowski, John Fante, Raymond Carver and a few others. But in "Seasons From The Second Floor," Graziano's third collection, we see a young poet moving into the front rows, and bringing with him a rare and welcome talent."
--The Lummox Journal

"The great strength in all of these poems is to watch the poet correctly use poetic devices as probes-- to show a real world...The tone of each poem is nuanced and, throughout, Graziano displays an accomplished, maturing voice."
--Poesy


 

A 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.  It is perhaps my funniest and darkest work to date. Published by Bottle of Smoke Press (www.bospress.net)  had a limited-edition run of 200 copies. It has sold out.