"A splendid journey of pain and passion, light, discovery and flight, beautifully told in poetic and photographic imagery."
—David Wood, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & author of What Have We Done and Beyond The Battlefield
"…John Casey gives us a glimpse into the heart and mind, melding both in a search for hope. His poems furnish the words, and the photography of Scott Hussey shows us the magic of the combination. Together, the poem-photo fusion delivers an ethereal duet of meaning worth exploring."
—Sheryl Nelms, author of 21 published collections of poetry, and four-time Pushcart Prize Nominee
"…Each amazing photo-poetic construct is not just a set of images and words, but a therapeutic medium that touches the depths and heights of the human experience."
—Jason Z.W. Powers, MD, MAPP, author of When The Servant Becomes The Master, and Positive Recovery Daily Guide
"…an introspective and mindful journey of growth and redemption. Through poignant images and beautiful poetry, John Casey offers his readers a new approach to mindfulness, self-reflection, and spirituality."
—Jannell MacAulay, PhD, Lt. Col. USAF (retired), Mindfulness Advocate, and Leadership & Performance Specialist

Raw Thoughts is a visceral exploration of mindfulness and hope through a symbiotic fusion of poetic and photographic art. Each successive poem-photo pairing—each "raw thought"—builds on an underlying philosophy that compels us to assess and adjust what and how we think, with the aim of improving our lives—and by extension, the lives of those around us.

John Casey

Originally from NH, Casey earned his Master of Arts from Florida State University. His poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines and online blogs. Passionate about racquetball and fitness, music, travel and nature, and the human spirit, his writing is inspired by the incredible spectrum of people, places and cultures he has experienced throughout his life. He is currently working on a novel titled DEVΦLUTION.

Scott Hussey

Already an accomplished commercial and wedding photographer, Raw ThΦughts represents Hussey's first published works of Fine Art photography. Hussey's photography education came not in a classroom, but in the studio, working alongside his father. The work produced for Raw ThΦughts is a return to those roots. Every photograph was shot using vintage film cameras—many using his father's Mamiya 645 camera.

Adelaide Books LLC

A New York City-based independent company dedicated to publishing literary fiction and creative nonfiction. Adelaide Books LLC was founded as an imprint of the Adelaide Literary Magazine, with the aim to facilitate publishing of novels, memoirs, and collections of short stories, poems, and essays by contributing authors of Adelaide Literary Magazine and other qualified writers.