Frank Stewart

3718 Loulu Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

Author's Bio

Frank Stewart is founding editor of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. 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. His essays and poetry have been widely anthologized and have appeared most recently in Ho‘olaule‘a: Celebrating Ten Years of Pacific Writing (2012), Kailua (2009), On Human Migration: Human Migration and the 21st Century Global Society (in Japanese, 2013), Summerhill (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Delhi), World Policy Journal (MIT), Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo), Kyoto Journal (Kyoto), International Journal of Okinawan Studies (Naha, Okinawa), Orion, and others.

Publications and Prizes

A Natural History of Nature Writing
(Island Press, 1995)
, By All Means
(El Leon Literary Arts, 2003)
, Flying the Red Eye
(Floating Island Press, 1986)
, The Open Water
(Floating Island Press, 1982)
American War Poetry: An Anthology
(Columbia University Press, 2006)
, Father Nature: Fathers as Guides to the Natural World
(University of Iowa Press, 2003)
, Honoring Fathers: An International Poetry Anthology
(University of the Phillippines Press, 2005)
, Place of Passage: Contemporary Catholic Poetry
(Story Line Press, 2000)
Ironwood, Kyoto Journal, Orion, Ploughshares, Zyzzyva
Prizes Won: 
Whiting Writers Award; Hawaii State Governor's Award for Literature

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Last updated: Apr 20, 2014