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. A book of his poetry entitled Wonder Bread Hill was published in 2002 by the University of Puerto Rico Press. Poets Wear Prada published his chapbook Heavenly Bodies in 2008, and a poem from it was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize. His full-length collection Lapidary is forthcoming. His 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, Slate and River Styx.