News & updates

Poet Laureate Fellowship award

Happy to announce that I am one of the winners of the 2021 fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. Info!

News & updates

I’m featured in an unofficial Prince documentary

Check me out in Mr Nelson on the Northside, available for streaming. I’m toward the end of the film. Info!

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 eight books, released 34 albums of electronic music and two 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 NPR, Button Poetry, American Poets Magazine, The Kennedy Center, and more.

The new book

The Birth of All Things is Marcus’ latest 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.