Frank Stewart is the editor of MĀNOA. 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 literature and environment of Asia and the Pacific and include Talk Story: An Anthology of Hawaii’s Local Writers (1978), Wao Akua: The Sacred Source (2003), and The Poem Behind the Poem: Translating Asian Poetry into English (2004). He has received the Whiting Writers’ Award, Elliott Cades Award for Literature, and Hawai‘i Governor’s Award for Literature.
Pat Matsueda has been managing editor since 1992. She received the Elliott Cades Award for Literature for her poetry; her collection Stray was published by El León Literary Arts and Mānoa Books. Her latest books are Bedeviled: A Novella and Bitter Angels, a poetry chapbook. She has edited the anthology series Ms. Aligned: Women Writing About Men and the ezine Vice-Versa.

Noah Perales-Estoesta graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in spring 2015 with degrees in English and Spanish. He began working at MĀNOA as an intern in January 2013 and has held various positions with the journal, including Abernethy fellow, editorial assistant, and assistant editor. He is now the journal’s associate editor. Recipient of a Fulbright teaching assistantship, he was in Brazil for most of 2016. He coedited Becoming Brazil: New Fiction, Poetry, and Memoir.

Barbara Pope is the principal of Barbara Pope Book Design and has been MĀNOA’s art and design editor since 1989. Books designed by her include 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). She has received the John Dominis Holt Award for excellence in book publishing, the Samuel M. Kamakau Book of the Year award, and other  honors.

Chan Li Shan is a PhD student and writing instructor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her research interests are in the medical humanities and life writing. She is the author of A Philosopher’s Madness, a memoir of mental illness, and Yellow Man, a children’s biography picture book. Her latest book, Searching for Lee Wen: A Life in 135 Parts, is a creative biography on the life of a Singapore performance artist.

Consulting Editors

Anna Badkhen
Robert Bringhurst
Carol Moldaw
Michael Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye
Gary Snyder
Julia Steele
Arthur Sze
Michelle Yeh

Corresponding Editors

Cambodia  Sharon May

China  Karen Gernant, Chen Zeping

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
Noah Perales-Estoesta

Philippines  Alfred A. Yuson

South Asia
Alok Bhalla, Sukrita Paul Kumar

Western Canada  Trevor Carolan


Laura E. Lyons
Robert Shapard

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