Frank Stewart


Frank Stewart has published more than twelve books. Among them are four books of poetry, for which he won the Whiting, Cades, and Hawai‘i Writers awards. He has also edited eight anthologies, most of them concerning the literature and natural history of Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific. Among them are Wao Akua: The Sacred Source and The Poem Behind the Poem: Translating Asian Poetry into English. And he has written a literary history of environmental writing. He is the editor of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, and president of The Manoa Foundation.

Here, and elsewhere, the meaning of home and hearth is present, not in a location, but in a moment of cleansing, a pause, an axis within an important story in order to consider where we have come from, and the possibility of inner and outer coherence.


Some of my favorite people on earth are in this book,
Dear writers and grand spirits.

Annie Dillard