I dug up some Steven "Jesse" Bernstein to play on the show today. Been a long time since I listened to "Prison". I've missed it.
His work can be annoying with his grating, nasal voice. To listen to it for long periods of time can send you to the worst places. That's the job, though, of good poetry. Put you where it is. His stuff is the experience of the worst places, the worst people, the worst feelings, with little tiny sparkles of beauty.
I still love it.