Joe Pagetta

Personal Essayist and Arts Writer

Selected Published Writing Portfolio  /  Bio / Medium

Guinea Bastard Book

Recent Writings and Projects:

Just the Way We Were: Remembering a Friend 30 years Later
(A Personal Essay in Chapter16.org)

Cover of the Passion of Ethel Rosenberg (a Radio Play)

A Three-Act/Episode Radio Play Podcast I produced with Keri Pagetta from the script by Edward Morris. Available now on all major podcast streaming services and on Podbean.

Pete Seeger

Ambassador Magazine

Christ in Concrete

The Surprising True Story of Pietro di Donato, the Bricklayer Turned Author (America Magazine)

An 80th Anniversary appreciation of Pietro di Donato's classic autobiographical novel about the life of one Italian American family in the tenements of New York City

Jeter the Kitty Cat

St. Jeter the Kitty Cat, Pray for Us (Chapter 16)

Sometimes transcendence comes during a marathon of potty breaks and toddler demands

Joe Pagetta is a communications professional and writer who began his career at the Jersey Journal in his hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey. His resume includes positions at Broadcast Music, Inc, Nashville Public Television (PBS), Nashville Film Festival and NowPlayingNashville.com (The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee). He was named the Best PR Guy in Nashville by the late Jim Ridley in the 2009 Nashville Scene writers poll. He currently serves as the the director of communications for the Tennessee State Museum. As a personal essayist and arts writer, his writing has appeared in Ambassador Magazine (the National Italian American Foundation), America: The Jesuit Review, Today's American Catholic, Chapter16.org (Humanities Tennessee), Ovunque Siamo, Wordpeace and PBS.org. A collection of his personal essays, Guinea Bastard, was published in 2018. 

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Updated June 2021