Dead. Stephen Rodefer, conceive November 20, 1940 and died August 22, 2015, he was an American poet and painter who lived in Paris and London.
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, Rodefer was one of the founders of the LANGUAGE poetry movement.
He knew many of the early beat and Black Mountain poets, including Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley.
Rodefer papers were purchased by Stanford University and are on permanent view there.
Stephen Rodefer died at the age of 74 in Paris in August 2015.