I see a strong trend running through all of this: the obscure writer, whoever the hell it is, doesn't know how to write good prose or poetry, so they're leaning on the artist like a crutch.
"My writing is perfect as it is. I don't want to change it to sound better. I just want you to draw a picture that will make all my bad writing look good." It's like disguising a turd with gift wrap in hopes that nobody will notice it's a turd.
Along with this type of mentality, there is another. "Oh, I don't want you to actually read the writing, I just want you to read my mind and draw a picture of what I'm thinking of, because I'm such a bad writer that I can't put those images to paper myself!"