Press Release: Architect Hanford Yang releases his debut collection of poetry, Endless Threats

Press Release: Architect Hanford Yang releases his debut collection of poetry, Endless Threats

9781592993925_cov.inddPortland, OR — February 10, 2009: Career diversification is a term that’s creating an online buzz across the globe. It’s a thoroughly modern concept: follow your diverse interests, and learn how to turn them into complementary careers. Career advisors are increasingly recommending that individuals expand their professional horizons by following their passions.  

Hanford Yang could be the poster child for career diversification. Already a well-respected architect who has taught and lectured at the nation’s top architecture schools, Mr. Yang’s debut collection of poetry, titled Endless Threats, was recently published by Inkwater Press. Mr. Yang’s poetry beautifully combines an architect’s sense of structure with the awareness of a poet. For instance, in “Lost,” Mr. Yang writes,

A surreal calm sustains the city.
The buildings stand with
Unabashed dignity and perverse pride.
Beneath a blackness of rain
Flowers quiver on the wet ground. 

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and M.I.T., Mr. Yang has won multiple awards for his architecture designs. He has lectured and exhibited his works around the world. Mr. Yang’s interest in poetry is rooted in his work; he began writing poetry as a way to understand the true meaning of “being poetic” in architecture. 

Mr. Yang is available for interviews by telephone or in person, depending on location. Endless Threats is available through major online retailers including,, and  For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Colleen Welch at or 503-968-6777.

About the publisher
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Inkwater Press has published more than 400 titles, including fiction and nonfiction, poetry and children’s books. Inkwater Press is a division of First Books, which was founded in 1988. The company is committed to a sustainable future, printing on recycled paper and using no animal-based products.

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  1. Don Morgan

    Many years ago Hanford showed me New York City and it’s building in a way I have never looked at them before. I have never looked at them since. He’s a wonderful teacher and friend.

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