Len Roberts (1947 – 2007) was the author of nine books of poetry, the most recent being The Silent Singer: New and Selected Poems (University of Illinois Press, 2001). He won numerous awards for his poetry, including a Guggenheim Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, a National Endowment for the Humanities Award, and six Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Awards. His fourth book, Black Wings, was selected by Sharon Olds for the National Poetry Series. His poems have appeared in many journals, including The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Paris Review, and others; his poems have also been selected for Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize. Robers is also a translator of Hungarian poetry; BOA Editions published a book of his translation, Before and After the Fall: New Poems by Sandor Csoori, in 2004.