Joe Pagetta is an essayist, arts writer and bicycling advocate in Nashville, Tenn. He is currently working on a collection of personal essays.

Arts & Culture Books
Joe PagettaJanuary 21, 2021
Aaron J. Leonard’s new book draws from almost 10,000 pages of F.B.I. files on an array of folk artists. It aims to illustrate the considerable impact that the U.S. government’s campaign against Communism had on folk artists in the 1940s and early ’50s.
Arts & Culture Books
Joe PagettaAugust 21, 2020
Drawing on her years as a Baptist minister and nursing home chaplain, Lynn Casteel Harper asks the reader to reconsider much of the stigma—and terminology—that we place on people diagnosed with dementia.
The dedication ceremony of Pietro di Donato, Plaza in Union City, New Jersey, May 22, 2010. Holding up a copy of di Donato’s novel, Christ in Concrete, is the author’s son, Richard (Wikicommons/Luigi Novi).
Arts & Culture Books
Joe PagettaOctober 25, 2019
In Pietro di Donato’s "Christ in the Concrete" we find a portrait of immigrants and laborers, so essential to the growth of the United States then as now.
Arts & Culture Faith
Joe PagettaDecember 19, 2018
To truly get me into the spirit of the season, I need “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
Arts & Culture Music
Joe PagettaOctober 25, 2017
Many of Guthrie's songs focused on on social issues, especially those involving migrant workers.