// PODCAST INTERVIEW: I had a lovely chat with The Dirty Sixth Chamber. We chatted about Prince, poetry, opera, music, and more. Listen here.

// SC LITERARY HALL OF FAME: I recently received some incredible news: I’ve been inducted into the South Carolina Literary Hall of Fame by the South Carolina Academy of Authors. What an honor, especially since I’ve done all of this as a self-published poet. More info

// RADIO INTERVIEW: I had the pleasure of talking to Abby Duran of VeraNation Radio on OHM about my music. Listen now.

// OPERA IN CHICAGO: The Weight Of Light is an original opera I wrote for the Chicago Opera Theater. Music will be composed by Gillian Rae Perry. The opera will premiere in Chicago on April 27, 2024. Info.

// MY TENTH BOOK: Hold What Makes You Whole is available now! Get yours.

// 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, etcBandcampYoutube

// 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! postandcourierabcnewspoets.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

// Post and Courier interview

// Charleston Business Magazine: 50 Most Influential

// PBS: By The River

// Charleston Living Magazine profile

// Charleston City Paper cover story

// Post and Courier interview about Will Liverman’s album

// Washington Post story about Will Liverman

// CHS Today: Black Poetry

// Daniel Island News: Raising the Volume

// Poem in Gender Violence (NYU Press)