Monday, May 3, 2021

Review: Embers, Dreams, and Dustfire and A Storm Grows - Poetry Anthologies by Janeen Ippolito

About the Book
outlasting the fire around me
I breathe out the fire
within me
and stand
and soar

A poetry anthology of hope, joy, and endurance through all obstacles.

When you feel like you cannot go one step further,
there is rest, strength, and hope for the future.

About the Book
it is not
an evil
to thunder
scream lightning
across the sky

A poetry anthology of those who have remained unspoken for too long.

Who have silenced their hearts and souls.
Who want to break free and be heard.

There is healing in the storm and growth in rain-tears.
And always, always a way forward.

No matter what.

Inspiration from Janeen Ippolito's stories, life experiences, and various other sources.


I don't really read much poetry, but I've been wanting to try this author for a while now and when I saw Embers, Dreams, and Dustfire, a book of poems by her, I thought, why not. And I've gotta say, I LOVED it. I loved it so much I read it twice, and could reread it again and again. It was profound and moving and relatable. Many of these poems really touched my soul.

After finishing this one (twice), I went back to Amazon and checked out Ippolito's other poetry anthology, A Storm Grows, from Kindle Unlimited. It was great too. It didn't resonate with me quite as much as Embers, Dreams, and Dustfire, but it was still moving. I enjoyed it a great deal.

I can't recommend these anthologies highly enough and am very eager to read more from this author.



  1. Well, any book of poetry you can read twice and then order another anthology by the poet has to be good!

    1. Right? I was shocked by how much these resonated with me. They were so good! :D