Joseph S. Pete
Joseph S. Pete was born in Hammond and lived by the city for much of his life. He's an award-winning journalist for the Times of Northwest Indiana, an Iraq War vet, an IU grad, the Northwest Indiana Literary Journal editor and a frequent guest on Lakeshore Public Radio. His work has appeared in 150 literary journals, including Spirits, Dogzplot and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and in books like Indiana at 200 and Poets to Come: Walt Whitman's Bicentennial. He never misses Festival of the Lakes.