News & updates

Kids book, “Black Music Is,” is available now!

The book was illustrated by Nathan Durfee, and features a cat listening to records. Of course. Get a copy!

News & updates

New opera, UNKNOWN, debuts in Virginia

UrbanArias commissioned Shawn Okpebholo and I to create a song cycle about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Washington Post // PBS Newshour

Marcus Amaker is a dad, husband, musician, poet, and graphic designer. He’s Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, and an Academy of American Poets fellow. He’s published nine books, released 36 albums of electronic music and three albums with a Grammy Award winner. He’s also the graphic designer of No Depression, the national roots music journal. His poetry has been recognized by The Washington Post, PBS Newshour, NPR, Button Poetry, American Poets Magazine, The Kennedy Center, SiriusXM, and more.

Poetry Book

The Birth of All Things is Marcus’ 2020 poetry book. Featuring 49 new poems, handwritten work, and original art.

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.