Eric G. Müller was born in
Durban, South Africa, and studied literature and history at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After a few years working at a variety of jobs, playing and performing music, and traveling around Europe, he attended Emerson College in Sussex, England and the Waldorf Institute in Witten-Annen, Germany, where he specialized in music education. Together with his family he moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he taught for eight years. Currently he is living in upstate New York, teaching music, drama, English literature and creative writing. He is a founding member of the Alkion Center and is the director of the education department. He has taught at Simon’s Rock College of Bard as an adjunct teacher and summer courses at Sunbridge College. His novel Rites of Rock (Adonis Press 2005) is a fast-moving and riveting saga that examines the phenomenon of rock music. In Coffee on the Piano for You Müller presents old and new poetry written mostly while traveling or drinking coffee. His second novel, Meet Me at the Met (Plane View Press, 2010) is an absorbing account of a man who tries to come to terms with himself and the world at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Müller is currently collaborating on a book of short stories with his son, Matthew Zanoni Müller called called Drops on the Water. He recently completed The Invisible Boat, a book for children, which will be published by AWSNA. Articles, short stories and poetry have been published in various journals and magazines. Muller was awarded the 2012 James C. Kapteyn Prize for excellence in education.