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, most recently, assistant editor. Recipient of a Fulbright teaching assistantship, he was in Brazil for most of 2016. He is working on a collection of Brazilian writing in translation for MĀNOA.

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 is a senior pursuing her English and Political Science degrees at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. 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.


Leslie Anne Santiago is a senior at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, majoring in English and accounting. Her hobbies include reading fiction novels, writing in her journal, and watching YouTube videos about education, religion, and health. Her favorite YouTubers are the Vlogbrothers, Anna Akana, and Wong Fu Productions, all of whom inspire her for their quirkiness and insightfulness. She looks forward to her professional experience at MĀNOA as an opportunity to improve her copyediting and proofreading skills and a chance to learn more about the Asian-Pacific region.

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
H. E. Francis, James Hoggard

Philippines  Alfred A. Yuson

South Asia
Alok Bhalla, Sukrita Paul Kumar

Western Canada  Trevor Carolan


Robert Bley-Vroman
Robert Shapard

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