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Associate editor Noah Perales-Estoesta

A staff person who started as a student intern and rose through the ranks to become our associate editor is Noah Perales-Estoesta.

Aloha from Pat Matsueda

Dear friends,

Thursday, Sept. 1, is my last day as the managing editor of MĀNOA. I started in April 1992, about thirty years and four months ago. Before that, I worked as a technical editor for the Water Resources Research Center. Faith Fujimura, the head of WRRC’s publications program (and wife of Shakespeare scholar Thomas Fujimura), hired me in January 1990. It was my first full-time position at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Reading of Out of the Shadows of Angkor

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs has accepted our proposal of an event related to Out of the Shadows of Angkor: Cambodian Poetry, Prose, and Performance through the Ages, our winter 2021–summer 2022 volume.

Chan Li Shan and Quinn White

This summer we are benefitting from the work of students Chan Li Shan, a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Quinn White, a sophomore at Bennington College in Vermont. We are grateful not only for their diligence and hard work but also for the light and warmth they bring to our corner of Kuykendall Hall.

Frank Stewart

Editor Frank Stewart, who proposed the creation of MĀNOA with fellow professor Robert Shapard in 1987, is an award-winning writer who recently published a new volume of poetry, Still at Large.

Chen Zeping

One of MĀNOA’s most respected translators, Chen Zeping passed away from a heart attack in March.

A letter from Thomas Farber

Dear friends,

Tyranny Lessons selected for 2021 Indie Lit Fair

The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) has partnered with PEN America to hold Indie Lit Fair, a virtual book and magazine fair, during “Power to the People,” the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival. A week-long series held in New York City each spring, the PEN event is the largest international literary festival in the U.S. and the only one with a human rights focus. The festival was founded by Salman Rushdie in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the U.S.

A good start to 2021

Spring 2021 has been a productive time for the journal. Our winter 2020 volume, Acting My Age, a book-length meditation on aging and mortality by Thomas Farber, came out. Included in the volume are images by award-winning photographers Wayne Levin and Geoffrey Fricker.

MANOA receives two national awards

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded MANOA an Art Works grant of $10,000 for fiscal year 2020. This grant was one of 1,187 that totaled $27.3 million and supported projects in every state. Art Works grants are given to artistically excellent projects that celebrate American creativity and cultural heritage.


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