"When the artist is alive in any person, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-impressive creature. Where others close the book he opens it and shows that there are still more pages to see..." Robert Henry
Louis Martinelli is a poet, playwright, essayist and educator. His play, TAKE MY HAND, won an NEA Outstanding Achievement Award and he has been nominated for a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award" for his work in helping create sustainable communities The literary executor of Paul Gruchow’s estate, he is the executive director of The Paul Gruchow Foundation - a Minnesota based, non-profit organization whose mission is to foster awareness of the relationship between nature, creativity, community and mental health. A native of Cincinnati, Louis divides his time between Ohio and Minnesota -- his "second home."