Luo Fu (Lo Fu) is the pen name of Mo Luofu, who was born in Hengyang, Hunan Province. He joined the military during the Sino-Japanese War (1937– 45) and moved to Taiwan in 1949. After graduation from Cadre Academy in 1953 and a brief stint in the marines, he worked as a news editor at a military radio station. From 1965 to 1967 he was assigned to a post in Vietnam. He retired from the navy in 1973 as a commander; the same year he also graduated with a B.A. in English from Tamkang University. He has been a full-time writer and translator since.
Luo Fu started writing in mainland China in the mid-1940s. While stationed in southern Taiwan in 1954, he founded the Epoch Poetry Society with Zhang Mo and Ya Xian and served as the editor of the Epoch Poetry Journal for more than a decade. Like Ji Xian, Luo Fu was a controversial figure involved in many literary debates in the 1960s and '70s. His poetry has been immensely influential in Taiwan and China.