Casey McGrath

Location Joliet, IL
Occupation Violinist, Studio Teacher, Student
Website http://

About Me

I am a Chicago-land violinist reconnecting with my writing. I'm in the dissertation stages of my doctorate in music and, having my coursework behind me, now have a little more time to focus on my poems and short stories. Over the years, I've kept a very active journal and am hoping to piece some of it together into a memoir.

Why do you write?

I am so inspired by the tiny details of people and their stories. I am admittedly addicted to memory and love the sensation of a good nostalgic trip-- I'm always on some odd mission to figure out why our paths cross with others: what we learn from the experience, what changes in us because of them.

Any favorite authors? Books?

My favorite poets (currently) are Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Robert Bly, and Conor O'Callaghan. My favorite author is David Sedaris and my favorite memoirs are Julia Scheeres's "Jesus Land", Augustin Burroughs's "Running with Scissors" and "Dry", and Jeannette Walls's "The Glass Castle".

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ABxx – Aug 15, 2011

Thanks for the kind feedback on "The Mariner's Daughter". much appreciated.

ABxx – Aug 15, 2011

Thanks for the kind feedback on "The Mariner's Daughter". much appreciated.

Foster Trecost – Aug 11, 2011

Hi Casey, thanks for the kind words about Eight States Away, I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Fos.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 09, 2011

Casey, Thank you for commenting on and faving "Whiplash Marriage." I just now noticed your comment. I'm glad you liked the poem!

Christian Bell – Aug 09, 2011

Casey, thanks for reading and commenting on "We Are Not Joaquin Phoenix"!

ABxx – Aug 07, 2011

What a lovely picture and what a romanic sounding life! Thanks for the kind compliments on "Madeline the Admired"--and welcome to Fictionaut!

All best,

Robert Salley – Aug 04, 2011

Thank you for the comment on "1987, What I wanted"
Welcome to Fictionaut!

Erin McGrath – Aug 04, 2011


Ann Wahlman – Aug 04, 2011

Hi Casey! Thanks for your kind comments on "Turista". I'm glad you enjoyed it! Belated welcome to FIctionaut, I'm new here myself. :)

Bill Yarrow – Jun 10, 2011

Welcome to Fictionaut, Casey! Nice folks here.

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