The Editors of Pecan Grove Press and Orchard Press

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Karen Narvarte is one of the founders of Pecan Grove Press and now edits and directs Orchard Press. She teaches English for St. Mary's University and runs The Garden of Hope, a program designed to work with disadvantaged students to help them complete their G.E.D.s. She has won the Marianist Heritage Award at St. Mary's University and the President's for St. Mary's University Service to the Community.

Contact: Karen Narvarte, Box 35, St. Mary's University, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228 or by e-mail at

H. Palmer Hall directs the library and teaches in the English Department of St. Mary's University. He became co-director of Pecan Grove Press in 1990 while editing A Measured Response, a collection of poems dealing with the Persian Gulf War, for Pecan Grove Press. His most recent books are Deep Thicket & Still Waters (Chili Verde Press, 1999) and A Measured Response (Chili Verde Press, 1994).  His personal website contains poems, essays and short stories from his seven chapbooks and books..

Luis A. Cortez, recently graduated with an M.A. in English Literature and Languages from St. Mary's University. Currently he is the Managing Editor of Pecan Grove Press, the Louis J. Blume Library office coordinator, and teaches freshman rhetoric and composition.


H. Palmer Hall, Box AL, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228-8608 or by e-mail at

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