Frank Stewart has been editor of Mānoa: a Pacific Journal of International Writing since 1989. He is also an essayist, translator, and author of four books of poetry. For his poetry, he was awarded the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award in New York in 1986 and other awards, including the Hawai'i Governor's Award for Literature.
He has also edited eight anthologies on the contemporary literature and environment of Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific. These include Wao Akua: The Sacred Source, 2003, and The Poem Behind the Poem: Translating Asian Poetry into English, 2004.
He represented American writers at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Indigenous and Contemporary Poetry in Manila; was a U.S. representative to the Taipei International Poetry Festival in Taiwan; the American representative to the Commonwealth Games/Literature in New Delhi, and he's been invited to other conferences in Seoul, New Delhi, and several cities in Japan.