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), The Presence of Whales (1995), Wao Akua: The Sacred Source (2003), and The Poem Behind the Poem: Translating Asian Poetry into English (2004). From 1974 to 2017, he taught at the University of Hawai‘i. 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. With Sheyene Foster Heller, she edited the anthology Ms. Aligned: Women Writing About Men. Her latest book is Bedeviled: A Novella, and her most recent web project is the site for her small business.

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. 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 has won several design awards.

Silvana Mae Bautista graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in spring 2019 with degrees in English and Political Science. She started working at MĀNOA as a volunteer in June 2017. She loves reading and writing, and understands the importance of proofreading. She has interests in Asian and Pacific Island literature, especially Filipino literature, since her family is from the Philippines.


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

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.