Frank Stewart has been editor of MĀNOA 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. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i, where he has taught since 1974. He has received the Whiting Writers’ Award, Elliott Cades Award, 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 production of The Contemporary Pacific’s site under the direction of editor Alexander Mawyer. In 2004 she established a small business, Peak Services, to help individuals and organizations produce books, documents, and websites.
Sonia Mun Cabrera started out as an intern at MĀNOA 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 and production manager, overseeing editorial work and composition. With her typesetting, proofreading, and editing skills, she has guided us through the production of Bright as an Autumn Moon, Starry Island, Islands of Imagination, Story Is a Vagabond, Colors of Dawn, Curve of the Hook, and Red Peonies.
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 won the 2014 Po‘okela design award for Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani.

Silvana Mae Bautista is a junior pursuing her English degree 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 there.

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.

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 for Asia and the Pacific

Cambodia Sharon May
Karen Gernant, Chen Zeping
Hong Kong 
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
John H. McGlynn
Leza Lowitz
Bruce Fulton
New Zealand & South Pacific

Vilsoni Hereniko, Alexander Mawyer

Pacific Latin America
H. E. Francis, James Hoggard
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.