Improvise in the Amen Corner cover

Drawings & Poetry
Soft cover | 108 pages | $14.95

About the Book

Visionary artist and poet Larnell Custis Butler writes: “To make my drawings, I sit still and get very quiet. Then, a name will come into my mind, and then a face, and then that person’s story will begin to come through me, and I write it down.” Improvise in the Amen Corner is a stunning collection of 48 portraits and poems that testify to African American lives of deep vexation and amazing grace.

Larnell Custis Butler self-portrait

About the Author

Larnell Custis Butler is a visionary artist and poet whose work has been exhibited in galleries around the US, including the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. She lives on a fixed income and makes her drawings with sharpened sticks dipped in India ink.