Paul L. Mills, a.k.a. POEZ, originated, mastered, and continues to develop, the unique art of poetry for performance. He began in 1975 in Boston, and then moved onto New York City, London, and Paris. Critically acclaimed by the NY DAILY NEWS and LE FIGARO of Paris, among others, but was heckled onstage at St. Marks and dismissed by the NY TIMES. He disappeared in the mid-80s; recalled by a webpage, "Whatever Happened to Poez?" authored by Bob Holman and Jackie Sheeler. NEW YORK TIMES hailed his 2006 return to The Bowery Poetry Club (celebrating publication of his Bowery Poetry Books collection, “The Poetry Dollars") with the headline, “After Decades Away, A Spoken-Word Pioneer Returns.” Sheeler and Holman join him for this event, which features works from "The Poetry Dollars".