Poems and Illustrations by Larnell Custis Butler
Soft cover, 100 pages

Improvise in the Amen Corner, Larnell Custis Butler (2007)- Improvise in the Amen Corner is a collection of 45 extraordinary portraits and poems that tell the story of an African American community. In writing that is raw, surprising, uplifting, and at times funny, Larnell Custis Butler creates an intimate and animated world. She is an Afrocentric feminist living on a fixed income in Baltimore. With no money for art supplies, she makes her drawings with sharpened sticks that she collects in the park and dips in India ink. She creates shadows with paper towels. Two of her drawings are in the permanent collection of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. $14.95 Print our Order Form.

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