Robert Sean Casey is a fictional character based on an author of the same name, who uses a variety of aliases, including poet, journalist, filmmaker and novelist.
His absurdist poetry tends to focus on the magnificently mundane while pretending not to be pretentious. Also, as an existentialist, his work is influenced by a recognition that the individual self is responsible for the generation of meaning and purpose in an otherwise meaningless and purposeless world, yet as a postmodernist he also uses humour to challenge the nature of truth (which is subjective) and identity (which isn’t fixed anyway). Hence, if you're looking for any sort of answers in his writing to life’s great questions, you're wasting your time. However, further questions are in plentiful supply, such as ‘When is it appropriate to tell people how you really feel when they ask how you are?’ or ‘Is it possible to squeeze through a closing door without getting trapped or hurting yourself?’
As a stand-up poet, Rob can often be seen compering at 451, the Apples and Snakes' bi-monthly performance poetry showcase at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. In addition to this, he has represented the Southampton team in poetry slams and has performed at numerous gigs and festivals, including winning the Broadstairs Folk Week Comedy Poem Prize, a well-known launch pad for future Nobel prizewinners (potentially).