Related to the Marx Brothers through his mother, Richard Marx Weinraub was born in New York City in 1949. He was a Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico from 1987 through 2010. He is the author of the poetry collection Wonder Bread Hill (University of Puerto Rico Press), which was recently translated into Spanish by Terranova Press. Richard’s poetry has appeared in many journals including The Paris Review, Asheville Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, North American Review, Measure, The Evansville Review, Slate, and River Styx. A chapbook of his poetry entitled Heavenly Bodies was published in 2008 by Poets Wear Prada, and a poem from it was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize. In the fall of 2013, Poets Wear Prada published his full-length book entitled Lapidary.