Lee Rosi was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1946. His father was a boxer and a bartender. His mother was a beautician. He is none of the above. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1972. Since 1980 his poetry has appeared widely in such journals as Poetry East, The Wormwood Review, and Poetry/LA. He has published reviews and translation in a variety of journals as well as a booklength critical study of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. He is the editor of Tsunami and a contributing editor of ONTHEBUS. Beyond Rescue is his first full-lenght book of poetry.