Christina Carter
‘Juvenile Records’ (SP028)


Christina Carter ‘Juvenile Records’


36 pages
14 x 19 cm
black & white printing
first edition of 50 handnumbered copies
perfect bound / soft cover

Shelter Poetry Book #4

About the book

Juvenile Record is the new poetry book wrote by the Texan singer and musician Christina Carter.
Like a prayer from the South, where voices and glasses are breaking in the heavy night, memories escaping like water, falling from the hands and evaporating in the air.

Objects, days, names, ages, charms, collected in the mind, folded, shouted or kissed, oftenly blessed, and sayed again.

A walk, a song, a drive, a dialogue, a pair of shoes, one life’s humble and beautiful quest.

About the artist

Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, Texas in November of 1968, and co-founded the group Charalambides there in December of 1991. Ever since then, she has deeply mined her own vein of sound-as-music with voice, guitar, piano, and keys.

For the past several years, Christina has utilized extended improvisational guitar passages within and without song-medley structures; re-contextualized certain Charalambides songs within the spare single guitar/voice form that birthed much of the group’s music; and recently, investigated ‘the song’ as a thing unto itself, specifically concentrating on ‘the word’- both in her own lyric writing and her interpretions of the work of other lyricists.

Concurrent with her work as a musician, Christina has expanded her involvement in writing and visual art. Her poetry has been published by Digitalis Industries, The Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Glass Eye, and Slow Toe Press.