John Casey • Novelist and Poet
RAW THΦUGHTS is a compelling and mindful fusion of starkly emotive poetry and black and white film photography. 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.
Photography by Scott Hussey
“A splendid journey of pain and passion, light, discovery and flight, beautifully told in poetic and photographic imagery.”
“Casey offers us a new transformative experience in RAW THΦUGHTS. 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.”
“RAW THΦUGHTS takes the reader on 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.”
“In RAW THΦUGHTS, 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.”
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FROM THE AUTHOR: The poetry in RAW THΦUGHTS is 'accessible', with enough figurative language and imagery to placate the serious poetic enthusiast. This is intentional, as RAW THΦUGHTS is not targeted specifically at the MFA-touting echelon. The reader is everyone.
All photos in the book were shot by Scott Hussey on film using vintage medium format and 35-mm cameras.