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Poems by Lowcountry students

Happy to announce Colors Wash Over Me, a compilation of poetry by students in the Charleston, SC area. Part of my Poets In Schools program. Get a copy!

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2022 Free Verse Festival lineup!

October 12-16: A movie, a slam, an open mic, a collection reading, and … booze. Get tickets to this year’s poetry festival.

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 37 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, Town & Country Magazine, and more. One of his poems is featured on a Grammy-nominated album.

Poetry Book

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

kept & let go of. lofi instrumental hip hop.

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.