Frank Stewart is the president and secretary of the Manoa Foundation. An emeritus professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa, he is the author of several books of poetry and prose, the editor of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, and a recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, the Hawai‘i Award for Literature, and the Elliott Cades Award for Literature. 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.

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Pat Matsueda is the vice-president and treasurer of the Manoa Foundation and the managing editor of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. She received the Elliott Cades Award for Literature for her poetry. With Sheyene Foster Heller, she edited the first edition of the anthology Ms. Aligned: Women Writing About Men; with Connie Pan, she edited the second edition (El León Literary Arts, 2017). Her latest book is Bedeviled: A Novella, and her most recent web project is the site for her small business.