Volume 27 (2015)
Semiannual, 7"x10"
ISSN: 1045-7909
E-ISSN: 1527-943X
Issue contents

A Pacific Journal of International Writing

MĀNOA is a unique, award-winning literary journal that includes American and international fiction, poetry, artwork, and essays of current cultural or literary interest. An outstanding feature of each issue is original translations of contemporary work from Asian and Pacific nations, selected for each issue by a special guest editor. Beautifully produced, MĀNOA presents traditional alongside contemporary writings from the entire Pacific Rim, one of the world's most dynamic literary regions.

Launched in 1989, MĀNOA brings the literature of Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas to English-speaking readers. To date, the journal has published over fifty volumes, about 10,000 pages, and over 1,200 writers, translators, reviewers, and editors.

Twice a year, MĀNOA presents outstanding contemporary writing — often in new translations — from throughout the region. Past volumes have featured new work from such places as the People’s Republic of China, Tibet, Nepal, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, French Polynesia, the Pacific Islands, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well as Canada, Mexico, and South America.

Works in MĀNOA have been cited for excellence by the editors of such anthologies as Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Pushcart Prize. MĀNOA has also received national awards for its design and editorial excellence.

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MĀNOA, meaning 'vast and deep' in Hawaiian, is the name of the valley in which the University of Hawai`i and Manoa's Editorial office are located.

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Editor: Frank Stewart, Dept. of English, University of Hawai‘i, Kuykendall 626, Honolulu, HI 96822-1888, USA

Managing Editor: Pat Matsueda, University of Hawai‘i

Production Editor: Alicia Upano, UH Press

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Subscriptions & Advertising Manager: Norman Kaneshiro

Copyright & Permissions: Pat Matsueda

Articles appearing in MĀNOA are indexed and/or abstracted in: The American Humanities Index, Index of American Periodical Verse, MLA International Bibliography, Sociological Abstracts

MĀNOA (E-ISSN: 1527-943X) is now available in the Project MUSE electronic database of journals in the humanities and social sciences. For more details, email or visit

All early volumes of MĀNOA (from three years before the current volume) are now available in the JSTOR electronic journal archive. For details, visit