Robert Mueller lives in New York City. Aided by study culminating in a PhD in comparative literature from Brown University, he develops inventive ways of describing the writing of contemporary poets. In so doing, he enjoys linking their poetry, more often playfully than not, with celebrated writing from the past. A short list of writers whose writing (primarily poetry) has been the occasion for his essays includes Barbara Guest, John Ashbery, Sharon Dolin, Eleni Sikelianos, Ronaldo V. Wilson, and Aaron Levy. In addition, Mueller has contributed nearly a half-century of poems to online publications (such as Blackbox Manifold and Mad Hatters' Review) and to print magazines (First Intensity, American Letters and Commentary, House Organ, and others).