Lee Rossi was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied 5 years for the Roman Catholic priesthood before leaving the seminary. He has published two ESL textbooks, as well as a critical study of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. His latest book is Wheelchair Samurai (Plain View Press, 2011). He is the author of two previous books of poetry, Ghost Diary (Terrapin Press, 2003) and Beyond Rescue (Bombshelter Press, 1992), and has appeared in various anthologies, including Blue Arc West (Tebot Bach, 2006), Chance of a Ghost (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005), Mischief, Caprice, & Other Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2002) and Grand Passion: the Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond (Red Wind Books, 1995). His poems, reviews and essays have been published in numerous journals, including Tar River Poetry, The Atlanta Review, The Green Mountains Review, The Sun, Poetry East, Chelsea, The Wormwood Review, Nimrod, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, and The Southern Poetry Review. From 1986 to 1992, he edited Tsunami, a journal of contemporary poetry. He is Staff Reviewer and Interviewer for Pedestal. He lives in California.