Robert Lundquist is a poet and practicing psychoanalyst in Los Angeles. Robert is also an avid blues harmonica player. His poems have appeared in such magazines as, The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry Now, Kayak, Quarry West.. Robert was also one of five writers who taught poetry in the prison system in California, afterwards editing an anthology of prose and  poetry by the writers in prison, the anthology is entitled About Time II. When Robert is not with his wife, Nazare Magaz, or writing, he is seeing patients in his office above The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles. Robert knows a lot about the inner workings of Downtown Los Angeles as his Grandmother was a waitress at Union Station and his father was an under cover cop, chasing down heroin dealers when smack was coming through Flower Street. Included in his adventures in DTLA was entering Zen Center Los Angeles for two years when he was eighteen and in his adolescence taking harmonica lessons from George Smith in Watts. Robert began to write poetry at twenty and at twenty-one moved to Santa Cruz California to be a part of a literary renaissance in Santa Cruz where he was featured in the magazine Quarry West started by Ray Carver.