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Boomkat Product Review:
Writer and troubled poet (Steven) Jesse Bernstein, was "The Godfather of Grunge," in the Seattle scene of the early 90s. "Bernstein has been there and brought it back. Bernstein is a writer." -William S. Burroughs
"'I Am Secretly an Important Man' is a portrait of writer and poet Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle's most celebrated and troubled voices. His angry, surprisingly fresh and lyrical writings are about sensitive souls, drifters and drug addicts; the people alienated by a society that refuses to understand them. Bernstein peels back the ugliness and the darkness of life on the fringe to expose tender and not so tender human feeling. His unique rhythms, filled with humor and pain, were especially exciting when read in his own gravelly voice."