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

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.