Frank Stewart

has been editor of Manoa since 1989. He is the author of four books of poetry, and editor of eight anthologies. His most recent volume of poetry is By All Means (2003). His edited books concern the contemporary literature and environment of Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific. They include Talk Story: An Anthology of Hawaii’s Local Writers (1978); The Presence of Whales (1995); Wao Akua: The Sacred Source (2003); and The Poem Behind the Poem: Translating Asian Poetry into English (2004). His literary history, A Natural History of Nature Writing, was published in 1995. His essays and poetry have been widely anthologized and have appeared most recently in Ho‘olaule‘a: Celebrating Ten Years of Pacific Writing (2012), Kailua (2009), On Human Migration: Human Migration and the 21st Century Global Society (in Japanese, 2013), Summerhill (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Delhi), World Policy Journal (MIT), Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo), Kyoto Journal (Kyoto), International Journal of Okinawan Studies (Naha, Okinawa), Orion, and others.

In 2012, he gave a talk at the symposium "Dialogue on Okinawan Literature," University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa; in 2010, he spoke at the symposium "Historical Legacy and Contemporary Writing in the Commonwealth," as a delegate to the Commonwealth Games, Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Arts and Letters) in Delhi; in 2009 he addressed the "International Symposium on Human Migration," University of the Ryukyus Okinawa; in 2008, he was a plenary speaker at the conference "Writing the Future: Celebrating New Writing from Asia and the Pacific," the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; in 2003, he was a U.S. representative to the Taipei International Poetry Festival, Taiwan; and in 2002, he represented American poets at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Indigenous and Contemporary Poetry, Manila.

Stewart is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i, where he has taught since 1974. He received a 1986 Whiting Writers’ Award, the Elliott Cades Award, and the Hawai‘i Governor’s Award for Literature.

Stewart with Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona (left) and HLAC vice-president Mike Leidemann (right) at the Hawai‘i Award for Literature ceremony.

Barbara Pope

is the principal of Barbara Pope Book Design and has been MANOA's art and design editor since 1989. Recent books designed by her include the two-volume set The Epic Tale of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele / Ka Mo‘olelo O Hi‘iakaikapoliopele (Awaiaulu); Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art (Mark and Carolyn Blackburn); and Pacific Images: Views from Captain Cook’s Third Voyage (Hawaiian Historical Society). In addition to receiving the John Dominis Holt Award for excellence in book publishing and the Samuel M. Kamakau Book of the Year award, she won the Po'okela last year for Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani. This year she has been nominated for Secrets of Diamond Head: A History and Trail Guide and Haleakala Ranch: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary.

Pat Matsueda

has been managing editor since 1992 and enjoys building websites, combining text and graphics for publication in print and online, and working on her writing. Her collection of poetry, Stray, was published by El León Literary Arts and Manoa Books.

Sonia Mun Cabrera

started out as an intern at MANOA in 2008. She has done freelance editing and has managed a small book design company. She loves working in publishing and is now the journal's associate editor and production manager, overseeing editorial work and composition.

Noah Perales-Estoesta

graduated in spring 2015 with degrees in English and Spanish. A recipient of a Fulbright teaching award, he will begin teaching English in Brazil in spring 2016; while there, he will assemble information on the country's writers for a possible MANOA feature.

Consulting Editors

Robert Bringhurst
Barry Lopez
W.S. Merwin
Carol Moldaw
Michael Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye
Gary Snyder
Julia Steele
Arthur Sze
Michelle Yeh

Corresponding Editors for Asia and the Pacific

Cambodia Sharon May
China Fiona Sze-Lorrain
Hong Kong Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Indonesia John H. McGlynn
Japan Leza Lowitz
Korea Bruce Fulton
New Zealand & South Pacific Vilsoni Hereniko, Alexander Mawyer
Pacific Latin America H. E. Francis, James Hoggard
Philippines Alfred A. Yuson
South Asia Alok Bhalla, Sukrita Paul Kumar
Western Canada Trevor Carolan


Robert Bley-Vroman
Michael Duckworth
Robert Shapard

University of Hawai‘i Press has published MANOA since 1989.