Marcus Amaker was named Charleston, SC’s first Poet Laureate in 2016.
His poetry has been presented by the Kennedy Center, was published alongside two national book award winners in an anthology of African American poetry, and has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, by PBS Newshour, SC Public Radio, Huffington Post, A&E Network, Charleston Magazine, Charleston City Paper, North Dakota Quarterly, Post and Courier, Charleston Scene and several other publications.
His poetry has been studied in classrooms across the country and has been interpreted for ballet, jazz, modern dance, opera and theater.
Marcus has recorded three albums with Grammy Award winning drummer and producer Quentin E. Baxter.
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