Boston After Dark 1968: “Brilliant … a fine sense of poetry”. Review of Paul Mills in a theater production of T.S. Eliot’s “Murder In The Cathedral.”
Nightfall (Boston) 1976: “[T]he romantic troubador street poet who just last summer when appearing for Summerthing blew a lot of minds from Boston Common to Harvard Square and back again. … He’s Poez, and practically overnight he’s established himself as the Hub’s most innovative, alive performer.” Review of performance by spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez.
Beacon (NJ) 1979: “To live on his art in the Village, POEZ has been growing a powerful poetry … A street poetry, acted out in the streets of his imagination.” Review of performance by spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez at the Hidden Inn Coffeehouse at Paterson (NJ) College.
New York Daily News, Ernest Leogrande, 1979: “A voice musician … A young man with a flow of words like a river … like a jazz instrument”
Aquarian (New York) 1981: “A highly dramatic and engaging combination of poetry and jazz … plays his voice as a violinist moves the bow across the strings, forcing out sounds that evoke varied experiences –taxicabs, love, junk food, loneliness … Beyond the writing, beyond the performing, into a personal portrayal that is a virtual song.” Review of spoken word performance poet Poez, performing his “Confessions of A Performing Street Poet.”
Backstage (New York) 1982: “The obvious relish that only a creator can bring to his words …. punching pulsating lines.” Review of concert performance by spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez with Rush Dance.
Le Quotidien (Paris) 1982: “Incroyable et extraordinaire. … Les mots deviennent soudain rythme et musique.” Review of spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez in concert with Rush Dance at Theatre du Rond-Point, Champs-Elysees, Paris.
Le Figaro (Paris) 1982: “‘Spontaneous Combustion,’ dit par son auteur, Poez, une nature douee d’une ‘presence vocale’ etonnante et imprevue.” Review of concert performance
of spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez with Rush Dance Company at Le Theatre du Rond-Point, Champs-Elysees, Paris.
New York Times 1983: “The Best In Street Performers”
New York Times 1983: “A sonic fantasia.” Review of concert performance in New York City by spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez in collaboration with Rush Dance.
New York Times 2007: “A spoken-word pioneer,” feature by Pulitzer-winning Jim Dwyer on life and career of spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez.
Film The Magazine (London) 2018: “Thought-provoking.” Review of award-winning short documentary, collaboration between spoken word performance poet Paul Mills aka Poez and filmmaker Joeann Calabrese.
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