MARC STRAUS is a poet, writer, medical oncologist, and art collector who lives with his wife, Livia, in Chappaqua, NY. The author of numerous scientific papers and articles on contemporary art, and has published four poetry collections including Not God, staged Off Broadway. His poems and stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and many other literary journals. The Strauses founded Hudson Valley MOCA in Peekskill, NY, and Marc runs the Marc Straus Gallery in New York City. One-Legged Mongoose is his first book of prose.