what's the exact role that audience play or expected to play in field of poetry?
This question arises because it's been often said that poems do not have a particular definition, every poet define it uniquely indeed. Therefore it's prominent to be known whether a poet is free to express his feelings to the fullest without considering the likes of audience or is it the audience who shape the poems? I believe poems are not poems until and unless accepted and applauded by the readers and listeners. What is the reality?