Bob Lundy was born in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1947. His father was a career
naval officer, so he lived in a variety of places as a child, attending school
in five states and two countries.
A promising career as a perpetual student at the University of California (San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Berkeley) was cut short by the untimely receipt of a Ph.D. in Demography. He then worked for five years as a Demographer and Epidemiologist at Argonne National Laboratory. Snow and tornadoes drove him back to California, where he taught briefly at U.C. Berkeley and worked as a Demographer and Systems Analyst for the Dialog Information Service in Palo Alto. His career there ended after 17 years, 2 months, and 6 days (but who’s counting?) when the company was taken over by a would-be competitor and he was swept out in a massive opening-day layoff. Following his departure from Dialog, he returned to the San Diego area where he worked for several years as a Software Engineer before retiring into a fulltime career as a poet. (That sounds so much better than "unemployed bum".)
His daughter’s interest in acting led him into an after-hours career in community theater, where he played a variety of roles both on stage and off, and was artistic director of a children’s afterschool theater program in Alameda, California for six years.
He is a wilderness enthusiast and leads occasional conditioning hikes with the Sierra Club.
He helped to found the Frank Craig poetry group in the Solana Beach Library, where he met Elizabeth Yahn Williams.
His chapbook 10 Holidays that Shook The World was named a finalist in the 2008 San Diego Book Awards. His poetry has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, the San Diego Poetry Annual, and the Magee Park Poetry Annual.