Luigi Falconi

Luigi Falconi was born in Tricarico, Italy, in 1945. Soon after his birth his parents immigrated to the United States. A skilled artisan, Luigi designed and crafted Chippewa moccasins while attending Michigan State University, where he earned a BA in 1967 and an MA in 1969. While shoe making and taking full-time university classes toward his Ph.D. in rocket science, he wrote three unpublished novels and one volume of poetry. The shoe shop burned in 1971, destroying Luigi's manuscripts and his...See more