Born in Taipei, Luo Zhicheng (Lo Chih-ch'eng) graduated from the Department of Philosophy of National Taiwan University. After working as editor for China Times for two years, he went to study at University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies and completed course work in the doctoral program. Since returning to Taiwan, he has assumed various editorial positions at newspapers and magazines and has taught at several universities. Active in the media, including television and advertising, he is now the publisher of the travel magazine To Go and teaches at Soochow University, Taiwan.
Luo published his first book of poems, which he not only self-financed but also designed and illustrated, in 1975. He has published five books of poetry, two books of prose, a volume of critical essays, and various translations. Already an established poet in the 1970s, he has continued to influence poets of a younger generation.