POETRY IS DIRECTING THE TRAFFIC
...was amused recently to see an article lauding a poet-art critic for his writings about so-called "unfinished" paintings. Said poet-art critic apparent was able to categorize artists together in such category, including perhaps some artists who otherwise would be (aesthetically) unrelated. This is a Peep who, as a poet, developed his own craft while "open-ended" poems were becoming the rage (so to speak, poetry of course is never really a rage...).
While I don't know which is chicken and egg -- whether 'twas the observations on contemporary (latter 20th century) art that influenced the poetry-writing or vice versa -- it's certainly possible that it was the writing of deliberately non-conclusive poems that guided the eye towards looking at paintings, rather than that the paintings themselves presented themselves unmediated by that poetry influence.
Not a criticism of the Peep, of course (is there really such a thing as an unmediated experience?). But am amused to see .... Poetry directing the traffic. Such a mischievous traffic cop, this Puw-etry...