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Videos and posters for the Charleston Jazz Orchestra

I’ve been doing design and video work for Jazz Artists of Charleston for almost four years! Time is a funny thing. Anyway, I’m really proud of this work, so I’ll share some of it with you below:   Poster and video for the band’s Holiday Swing show at the Charleston Music Hall.       […]

Interview for Wando High School

A few weeks ago, I was asked to read poetry for Wando High School‘s Live Poets Society. I really appreciate the idea of students focusing on living poets instead of dead ones (sorry, Walt). There’s so many great poets who are active in the scene, writing inspiring work. The experience was priceless. I read a […]

Video from TEDxCharleston

Some photos from TEDx

Was so excited perform at TEDxCharleston with my brother in art, Quentin E. Baxter. The love we received from our performance was beautifully overwhelming. Seriously. THANK YOU if you came up to me to show love. My apologies if I seemed out of it, or was at a loss for words (ironically). Here are some […]

A new album, recorded in one day

I challenged myself to write and record an electronic album in one day. I’ll be doing one electronic album per month, for the next six months. The first record in the “analogue” series was completed on 10/27 with synthesizers and drum machines. It’s yours now. ENJOY. Stream and download now. Dig? THE VIDEO: THE ALBUM: […]

Hot off the press: I designed the latest edition of No Depression

Despite the loss of Prince, it’s been a great year. A new house, a strong marriage with the most intelligent woman in the world, the TEDx news, and … this. BUT WHAT’S NEXT? Well … I’m designing the national music magazine No Depression. No Depression has a rich history of in-depth stories about roots music. As a graphic designer in Charleston, […]

First show as Poet Laureate of Charleston, SC

I was just named Charleston, South Carolina’s first poet laureate

!!!!! Ironically, words aren’t coming to me right now. I’ll just share the good news with you …. Official press release is below. Also check out the story from the Post and Courier. For Release: June 22, 2016 AMAKER NAMED POET LAUREATE OF THE CITY OF CHARLESTON Charleston, S.C.—Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the appointment of Marcus […]

Videography for Distil Union

Here’s another example of the universe working its magic: two months ago, I was invited to a luncheon for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. At that luncheon, CML showed one of the videos I did for them on a big projector. After the luncheon, I took a walk down King Street and ran into […]

Marjory and I, featured on PBS Newshour

More blessings came my way earlier this month, when PBS came into town to talk to Marjory Wentworth and I about the healing power of poetry and its impact on our community after the massacre at Mother Emanuel. The crew filmed me at Hampton Park, near the Demark Vessey Statue. I read two poems, “Black […]