Roberto Pachecano Bio
Roberto Pachecano was born and raised in the heart of San Antonio’s Westside, a predominantly Mexican-American barrio. Shortly before Christmas of 1965, at age 17, Roberto dropped out of Edgewood High School and joined the Marines. He earned a GED diploma before being honorably discharged from military service in 1969. Many years later Roberto returned to St. Mary’s University where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in English Communication Arts and was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society).
Roberto’s essays, poems, and short stories have been published in amarillobay, Distant Echoes, Dupage Woman’s Newspaper (Chicago), LupusSA, Pecan Grove Review, San Antonio Express- News, Texas Hispanic Journal, and Texas Vietnam Veterans Magazine. A chapter from Vietnam State of Mind: No Rotation Home (work-in-progress) was recently published in Telling Tongues: A Latin@ Anthology on Language Experience, a collection of works by writers from throughout the Americas (April 2007).