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.
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
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
A "Guerilla Art" performance at Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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