In the beginning…

From the Honolulu magazine archives, now online, is this entry under the heading “1989.”

1989“Most new poetry and fiction appears in literary journals and reviews, the so-called ‘little magazines’ produced by independent or university-affiliated small presses,” writes HONOLULU. The newest little magazine on the block in 1989 was Manoa. It was the brainchild of co-editors Frank Stewart and Robbie Shapard, both faculty members in the English Department at UH Manoa. The inaugural double issue consisted of more than 250 pages of fiction, essays, poems, literary reviews and photography. Manoa has since published 40 volumes, spanning about 8,000 pages, and is still going strong.

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