Tyrone R. Roberts, who is known by the pseudonym L.I.F.E. (which stands for Love In Faith Eternal) is a native of Gary, IN. He has been writing since elementary school. L.I.F.E. graduated high school from Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts. There he majored in Drama and Technical Theater. L.I.F.E. received his Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) in Organization Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph. He self-published his first book, The Brick Porch in 2008. L.I.F.E. recently published an updated 7th anniversary edition titled TBP 2.5 featuring several new poems, pictures and additional information. He is currently writing and preparing to publish more books.
L.I.F.E. has been influenced by many great poets such as the following: Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, James Baldwin, W.B. Yeats, Mos Def, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys and Tupac.
L.I.F.E. is a Gospel and Spoken Word Artist, an Author, Minister, Community Organizer, Entrepreneur, Writer, and Inventor. He is currently performing and ministering at schools, churches, and outreach centers. He is the Founder and CEO of The Brick Porch Movement, Inc. and the Founder and President of L.I.F.E. LLC.