// OPEN CALL FOR THE NEXT POET LAUREATE: My six-year term as the first Poet Laureate of Charleston, SC has come to an end. Apply to the next laureate.
// BOOK OF STUDENT POEMS: Colors Wash Over Me is a compilation of poems from local students. Created from my Poets In Schools program. Available now.
// THREE NEW ALBUMS: New music, including the third collaboration with GRAMMY winner Quentin E. Baxter. Take a listen.
// TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE: I’m in the December / January issue of Town & Country Magazine. Check it out.
// BUTTON POETRY FINALIST: My poem “Give Yourself Some Flowers” is a finalist for Button Poetry’s 2021 Video contest. Info.
// GRAMMY NEWS: Grammy-nominated album of all-Black composers features Emanuel 9 ode by Charleston poet
// PBS NEWSHOUR: ‘Unknown’ ~ A diverse musical commemoration of unidentified slain soldiers
// WASHINGTON POST INTERVIEW: In ‘Unknown,’ a composer and a poet offer new perspectives on war and 100 years of soldiers with names lost to time
// AMBIENT MUSIC: I created a sound collage with Concept RXCH called TEXTURE. Apple Music, Spotify, etc • Bandcamp • Youtube
// SCETV INTERVIEW: Check me out on Carolina Classrooms
// OPERA: UrbanArias commissioned Shawn Okpebholo and I to create a song cycle about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Info!
// New book for kids, Black Music Is, is available now! Get yours.
// Post and Courier: Charleston poet laureate pens kid’s book on Black music, gives 150 free copies to schools
// Academy of American Poets Fellowship Award info! postandcourier • abcnews • poets.org
// Mayor proclaims June 3 as “Marcus Amaker Day” in Charleston, SC
// Self Care Spotlight Podcast feature, with Alyssa Kuzins.
// I’m featured in an unofficial documentary about Prince. Click here for the digital movie ticket.
// Presidential Inauguration concert, presented by Washington National Opera + The Kennedy Center
// Button Poetry video contest winner
// NPR music: Two albums you’ll want to hear
// Mention in the Chicago Reader
// Charleston Business Magazine: 50 Most Influential
// Charleston Living Magazine profile
// Charleston City Paper cover story
// Post and Courier interview about Will Liverman’s album
// Washington Post story about Will Liverman
// Daniel Island News: Raising the Volume
// Poem in Gender Violence (NYU Press)