Marcus Amaker

October Artist of the Month October 5-9

Marcus Amaker

Charleston, SC

about  Marcus  Amaker

Marcus Amaker is the first Poet Laureate of Charleston, South Carolina and a recipient of the state’s Governor’s Arts Award, as well as an Academy of American Poets fellow. A modern-day Renaissance Man, he’s also an electronic musician, an opera librettist, a graphic designer, and mentor to students. His poetry has been recognized by The Kennedy Center, The Washington Post, American Poets Magazine, The Washington National Opera, NPR, The Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. Marcus has recorded three albums with a Grammy award-winning drummer and producer and contributed a poem to a Grammy-nominated album. He has written nine books, the latest, Black Music, is now available from Free Verse Press.

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