Luo Men (Lo Men), men meaning “door,” is the pen name of Han Rencun, who was born on Hainan Island and graduated from the American Civil Aviation Research Center in China. For many years he worked for the Civil Aviation Bureau, Ministry of Transportation, and is now retired. He lives in Taipei with his wife, Rongzi; their home is well known as “House of Lights.”
Luo Men published his first poem in the Modern Poetry Quarterly in 1954. He is a long-time member of the Blue Star Poetry Society and has served as editor of its journal. He has received numerous literary awards, including “The First Literary Couple” with Rongzi from the Philippines. To date he has published eleven books of poetry and five volumes of essays.