John Casey

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

JOHN CASEY is a novelist and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet from New Hampshire. After earning a Master of Arts from Florida State University in 1994, he served as a combat airlift and test pilot, then worked ten years as a diplomat and international affairs strategist at U.S. embassies in Europe and Africa, at the Pentagon, and at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas where he retired from the Air Force in 2015. Since then he has focused on his writing. Casey's poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines, and online blogs in the U.S. and internationally. He authored RAW THΦUGHTS in 2019, garnering nominations for the National Book Award and Griffin Poetry Prize. His first novel is titled DEVOLUTION and is book one of a psychological spy thriller trilogy. EVOLUTION will be released in 2021 followed by REVELATION. Casey is passionate about fitness, nature, music and travel. His writing is inspired by the incredible spectrum of people, places and cultures he has experienced throughout his life.

Publications & Prizes


Devolution (Adelaide Books, 2019)


Raw Thoughts (Adelaide Books, 2019)
Adelaide Literary Magazine
Coffin Bell
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More Information

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Identifies as: 
Scotch-Irish American
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Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Gardner, MA
Raised in: 
Marlow, NH
New Hampshire
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Last update: Aug 06, 2020