"My wife and I both really enjoyed reading through the poems in this cozy collection. Olivieri's writing has a beautiful clarity and is able to evoke emotions effortlessly. At turns playful, sensual, reflective... but always full of a delicious wonderment." - Jerry H.
"Magical, touching, heartfelt, moving, personal...these are a few of many emotions, feelings, and thoughts that entered my mind as I read the words, the descriptive visuals that captured moments in Joanne's life. I am so in awe of your work; you inspire me. And I thank you for being you." - Beck
"After reading the first few poems in Red Lanterns, I was anxious to read more. This chapbook took me away to another part of the world that I read about, and made me feel as if I was there. The book is enjoyable, pleasant, and peaceful. It filled my soul with spirit, and a love for the simple things in life. It is most certainly a book that one would like to read over and over again, just like we do for a favorite movie. The poetry is simply Beautiful, and I'm honored and delighted to know the poetess who created this lovely form of art, a Masterpiece indeed!" - Geri Ahearn
"RED LANTERNS is a smorgasbord of the senses taking us on a tour of sight, smell, taste and the passions of life - Inspirational reading." - David Hay
"Joanne Olivieri begins her chapbook “Red Lanterns” with her poem of the same title. In this first poem in her book the first line reads “Oh, how they kiss the winds with a cultural embrace.” I became enchanted with this first poem and may I say that it continued throughout her entire chapbook. For anyone who has visited Hong Kong it will bring back happy memories and for someone unfamiliar with this exciting city it will shine a light upon the enchanting atmosphere Hong Kong has to offer. Joanne expresses her insight into this culture with excitement, knowledge, respect and admiration that shines through in her poetry. I highly recommend this wonderful chapbook to anyone, and I look forward to reading anything else by this talented lady." Connie Marcum Wong