Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, has unleashed his latest project. empath is a 185-page poetry book.
“empath is a project about connection and conversation. It’s about the empathy I feel for others on a small and large scale. These poems are inspired by the classrooms I’ve visited and the students who continue to spark me. There’s an abundance of love energy in this work - inspired by my wife, my cat and my family. And, of course, it’s about my deep love of Charleston," he said.