Gates of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination (issue 20:1 of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing) has been named a Notable Special Issue in The Best American Essays 2009, edited by Mary Oliver. The 2009 edition of the anthology series, which selects outstanding nonfiction published in the country’s most prestigious magazine and literary journals, also includes two selections from Gates of Reconciliation: “Pollen: An Ode” by Christopher Cokinos and “One Story House” by Rebecca Solnit.
This is the seventh time Manoa has been recognized nationally for excellence. It has been honored in the annuals The Best American Poetry, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and The O. Henry Awards: Best Stories of the Year. Manoa is published by University of Hawai‘i Press and sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i’s Department of English.