Pete Armetta is a writer of Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories and Essays. With a style that’s been called accessible and broad, he is the consummate, self-taught outsider. For this he doesn’t fit in any specific category or genre.
And doesn’t want to.
Pete is a native New Yorker living in Charlottesville VA, via too many other places to count. It’s a life of mountains and big sky and dogwoods and hawks. Of back roads and wood-burning stoves. It’s bourbon and mint from the garden in spring and swimming in the river in summer. Currently applying for writing fellowships and residencies, Pete writes full-time, having given up his former corporate and button-down existence to dedicate time to embracing and honing his craft.
You only live once right?
Pete’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gadfly Magazine, The River Journal, Expats Poetry, Take It To the Street Poetry, Subtle Fiction, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Best New Poems, Cynic Online Magazine, Blue Lake Review, Stone Path Review, The Piker Press and Occupy Poetry. One of Pete’s stories, Craters and Rocks, was featured in the 2012 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology. Publication of Pete’s first poetry collection, New Future, is coming in autumn.