Marcus Amaker is dad, husband, musician, poet, and graphic designer. He’s Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, has published eight books,  released 33 albums of electronic music and two albums with a Grammy Award winner. He’s also the graphic designer of No Depression, the popular roots music journal.

The new book

The Birth of All Things is Marcus’ latest book. Featuring 49 new poems, handwritten work, and original art.


* PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CONCERT: my re-written version of “My Country Tis of Thee” was used by The Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera for its inauguration concert. Watch the video here.
* A mention on NPR! p.s. I’m the current poet laureate.
* Charleston Business Magazine: 2020 50 Most Influential
* Black Ink Festival virtual reading on January 14, 2021
* PBS: By the River – Marcus Amaker
* Charleston Living Magazine: The Power of Poetry
* Charleston City Paper: Marcus Amaker continues to be an influential triple threat
* Post and Courier: Charleston poet laureate covers Metallica and releases dance film with new record
* A mention in the Washington Post
* City Paper’s news
* CHS Today mention
* Daniel Island News: Raising The Volume
* A poem printed in Gender Violence, 3rd Edition by NYU Press.

rhythm vaccine. created in quarantine entirely on a digitakt.

Poetry performance at the Gaillard Center, filmed 10/18/20

contagion. an album created in quarantine, using an op-z, digitakt, op-1, a monotron, a korg volca fm, and some looperman samples.

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