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“I continue to be amazed by your remarkable talent and the beautiful artistry of your lyrics. Such a refreshing musical experience! ”

Chrystee McCabe, author, journalist, Manhattan - Facebook

“A superb song (Woody Blues) and a great salute to Woody Guthrie!”

“When spoken-word merges with music, hip-hop is just one of the ways it can come out. If the poet doesn't go for the verbal athletics of speaking on the beat, his voice becomes incantatory...Mike Marcellino... a show that spoken-word fans shouldn't miss.”

“The pieces depict different parts of New York City from its jarring traffic to its more calming fountains. His (Mike Marcellino's) words incite a sense of dreams embodied by the city: “Flew into New York/ on wings of Peter Pan./Flew into New York/ on wings of Babylon./ Jupiter in the right now/ not as bright,/ on this clear an' quiet night” (Marcellino, “Flatbush”).”

““The Walls of Fire. What a powerful piece. It's like listening to time as it passes over the dead and damaged of wars past and present. It's a voice for peace, no a cry for peace and for the carnage to end.”

Paul Donohoe - writer's review, Tasmania, Australia

“West of the Pecos is a masterpiece, the voice, poetry, rhythm and the music. ”

“...Mike Marcellino's musings - a steady stream of words to be considered as objects for their own sake rather than for the benefit of narrating events or describing scenes”

"(Into the nowhere zone) has killer base lines and a tight rhythm groove. The spoken word is spot on. Good work! You caught the spirit of the wave in this one...!

James Owen Sherpard, blues guitarist - Facebook

"Incredible work! Love it! So creative and artistic...so thoughtful and deep and engaging...with perfect music for each piece... Just went through all the tracks and shared"

“Very Enlightening and Extremely Creative! You are a Brilliant Soul! ”

Judy Giles, poet, San Diego, CA - Facebook

“I listened to your amazing music-lyrics-words,I love it (Taipei subway), great work”

Farid Bitar, poet, New York City - Facebook

“Keep up the beautiful work! You are an inspiration to many ”

Agata Zak, actor, New York City - Facebook

“This (The Walls of Fire) lovely and haunting piece of poetry should be a world wide sensation”

Paul Donohoe - writer's review, Tasmania, Australia

“Just listened to Amelia Earhart, Soft Silver Wings.....I love it. It's funny what you said about not having to do anything but listen. The music was so atmospheric, all I COULD do was listen....Beautiful ”

- Julia Chapman, writer/photographer, Wild West Reenactor, Bristol UK - Facebook

“Wow Mike, I'm mesmerized by your spoken words/poetry with background music. Your body of work here is just stunning. I bow to you in your channeling of the beat poets.”

Eve Paludian, author, Flagstaff, AZ - Facebook

“I really like West Of The Pecos: beautiful. There's a tautness to the language, a compression that works well for me in my ears & heart & head. ”

Duane Esposito, English professor, poet, NYC - Facebook

“Mike, not everyday you get sensory poetry from Flatbush to West of the Pecos, with a little bit of Las Cruces thrown in for good measure. Very cool. ”

Gordon Basichis, author, Los Angeles - Facebook

“really liked West of Pecos, very evocative ”

Ann Shin, filmmaker, Toronto - Facebook

"The Walls of Fire" - "Great background music and effects that befit deep revealing words"

"It's (Alphabet Coffeehouse) wonderful!...Reminds me very much of the East Village and that day.

Rebecca Turner, New Jersey singer songwriter - Facebook

"Flatbush" - "Cool spoken word. Great music and interesting revelations"