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

has been art and design editor since 1989. The winner of numerous local and national design awards, she is the principal of Barbara Pope Book Design. Recent books designed by her include The Queen’s Songbook (Hui Hanai), Na Mea Makamae: Hawaiian Treasures (Palapala Press), The Shishu Ladies of Hilo: Japanese Embroidery in Hawai‘i (University of Hawai‘i Press), Francis Haar: A Lifetime of Images (University of Hawai'i Press), Buke Mele Lahui [Book of National Songs] (Hawaiian Historical Society), and Pacific Images: Views from Captain Cook’s Third Voyage (Hawaiian Historical Society). Friends and colleagues congratulated designer Barbara Pope on receiving the 2007 John Dominis Holt Award for excellence in book publishing.

Staff (left to right): Nelson Rivera, Pat Matsueda, Sonia Cabrera, Frank Stewart, and Elizabeth Lee, of Barbara Pope Book Design.

Pat Matsueda

has been managing editor since 1992 and enjoys building websites, combining text and graphics for publication in print and online, and eating out with her friends. 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.

Noah Perales-Estoesta

is this semester's Abernethy fellow. His love of writing and of stories—about everything from history to superheroes—has led him to pursue a BA in English. After graduating, he hopes to travel around the world.

Connie Pan

is a fiction writer and poet originally from Maui. She received her MFA in fiction, then worked in communications for Chevron. Recently returned to Hawai‘i, she is working on her novel, interning at the journal, and serving as an advisor-consultant to writers via social media.

Corresponding Editors for North America

Barry Lopez
W.S. Merwin
Carol Moldaw
Michael Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye
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 Sukrita Paul Kumar
Western Canada Robert Bringhurst

Advisory Group

Michael Duckworth
Robert Shapard
Robert Bley-Vroman

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