This is my father, Steven Jesse Bernstein, otherwise known as Jesse (his moniker). He was a poet, playwrite, actor, wrote a handful of books, created music, played guitar and piano, sang and did poetry readings.
On 22 October 1991, he took a knife and stabbed himself three times in the neck, cutting the artery, committing suicide at the age of 40, about a month and a half before his 41st birthday which would have been on December 4th.
Awash In Your Dreams
The Shell Game
The Lighthouse and the Ship
That Well Known Song, The Loyalty Oath
University of Washington archive
I Am Secretly An Important Man
Wikipedia on Steven Jesse Bernstein
Steven Jesse Bernstein Stats
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