This is my father, Steven J. Bernstein, otherwise known as Jesse (his middle name is not Jesse though, it's Jay). He was a poet, playwrite and he wrote some books in Seattle, Washington. He also made some music as well. He played guitar, sang and did poetry readings.

On 22 October 1991, he took a knife and stabbed himself three times in the neck, cutting an artery, and committing suicide at the age of 40, about a month and a half before his 41st birthday which would have been on December 4th.


Updated 14 October 2010

Links to sites about my Dad

NEW! jessebernstein.com: The official archive site of my dad's work.
(At present there are no archives on the site,
but you can submit your email address and
you will be notified when the archives become available.)

NEW! I Am Secretly An Important Man
A very good documentary about my dad created by Pete Sillen
which premiered in Seattle, Washington at the Moore Theater
on the 6th of October 2010.

SHREDDER ORPHEUS
A movie my dad was in. This film may become available on DVD at some
point. They may let me know, in which case, I will make a note of it here.

A TRIBUTE TO STEVEN "JESSE" BERNSTEIN

Requiem for A Punk Poet

Wikipedia on Steven Jesse Bernstein

Steven Jesse Bernstein Stats
(CORRECTION: My mother, Heather, was never married to my dad,
as is written on this site. They might correct it in time. I sent them a message about it.)

Seattle Weekly articles mentioning my dad

Blunt Instrument

Prison Drama

T H E RAVEN C H R O N I C L E S

Google search for "Steven Jesse Bernstein"


Some of my dad's music . . . Enjoy!
(Real Audio. I will eventually replace them with mp3 or ogg)
(These audio files must be downloaded to play them.)

Awash in Your Dreams
A duet for voice and bass, with Pete Leinonen

Lighthouse and the Ship
The finale for that nonlinear opera... LOVE & WAR.

That Well-Known Song / Loyalty Oath
A reaction to drug testing for federal employees, with the New Art Orchestra.

The Shell Game
Bernstein on Politics, Ad Agencies and Nerve Gas

Hot Christmas
A "Guerilla Art" performance at Seattle Tacoma International Airport


Some good wisdom, some of which is humorous

Children Learn What They Live

Upbeat News for a good Atitude

Whittier, Alaska Sunrises Fall 1996

My Brother Harry

My Sister Loa

My Brother Rocky

My Brother Dylan

My Brother Isaiah

My Mother Heather

Stories

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