Known for such poetry collections as The Disappearing Technique, The Trouble-Making Finch, and Keeping track of the Dark Angels, he received the Country wide Poetry Series Award for his 1989 work Dark Wings. After getting levels from Siena University (NY), the College or university of Dayton (Ohio), and Lehigh College or university (Pa), he released his debut poetry quantity, Cohoes Movie theater, in 1980. He translated many functions by twentieth-century Hungarian poet Sandor Csoori. A indigenous of Cohoes, NY, he passed away at age sixty in Bethlehem, Pa (where he was a teacher at Northampton Community University). Renowned Defeat poet Allen Ginsberg suggested Roberts’ initial poetry collection for publication.