ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 6/1/2024

There's no such thing as being extra in June! Pride Month Staff Picks 2024

DATE 5/17/2024

Lee Quiñones signing at Perrotin Store New York

DATE 5/13/2024

Rizzoli Bookstore presents Tony Caramanico and Zack Raffin launching 'Montauk Surf Journals'

DATE 5/12/2024

Black Feminist World-Building in LaToya Ruby Frazier’s ‘Monuments of Solidarity’

DATE 5/10/2024

Artbook at MoMA PS1 Bookstore presents Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodríguez and Juan Ferrer on 'Let's Become Fungal!'

DATE 5/8/2024

The World of Tim Burton in rare, archival materials

DATE 5/5/2024

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodríguez and David Horvitz on 'Let's Become Fungal'

DATE 5/5/2024

Eugene Richards' eloquent new photobook documenting Green-Wood Cemetery

DATE 5/2/2024

Dan Walsh and Bob Nickas to launch 'The Process of Painting' at Paula Cooper Gallery

DATE 5/1/2024

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

DATE 5/1/2024

A new book on NYC graffiti art legend Lee Quiñones

DATE 4/30/2024

Rizzoli Bookstore presents Roger A. Deakins with James Ellis Deakins and Matthew Heineman on 'Byways'

DATE 4/30/2024

Danny Lyon at Photobook Austin


EVENTS

LACY SOTO | DATE 10/22/2022

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'

Saturday, October 22 at 3 PM, Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents retired cage fighter Jenny Liou celebrating her debut book of poetry, Muscle Memory. Liou will read from the book, followed by a conversation with fellow Kaya Press author Sam Chanse and a signing. Pre-order a signed copy of the book here!

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'

In Muscle Memory, Washington-based poet Jenny Liou grapples with violence and identity, beginning with the chain-link enclosure of the prizefighter’s cage and radiating outward into the diasporic sweep of Chinese American history. Liou writes with spare, stunning lyricism about how cage fighting offered relief from the trauma inflicted by diaspora’s vanishing ghosts; how, in the cage, an elbow splits an eyebrow, or an armbar snaps a limb, and, even when you lose a fight, you’ve won something: pain. Liou places the physical manifestation of violence in her sport alongside the deeper traumas of immigration and her own complicated search for identity, exploring what she inherited from her Chinese immigrant father—who was also obsessed with poetry and martial arts. When she finally steps away from the cage to raise children of her own, Liou begins to question how violence and history pass from one generation to the next, and whether healing is possible without forgetting.

Jenny Liou (born 1983) is an English professor at Pierce College and a retired professional cage fighter. She lives and writes in Covington, Washington.

This event is FREE to attend and will take place in the bookstore.

ARTBOOK @ HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES BOOKSTORE
Jenny Liou Book Signing

Saturday, October 22 at 3 PM
917 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-988-7413

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'
Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'
Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'
Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'
Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'
Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'
Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Jenny Liou signing 'Muscle Memory'

Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory

Kaya Press
Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 100 pgs.

$18.95  free shipping