Television plays 11 minute songs proficiently. So it's not PUNK music. They were incredibly influential especially to any late 70s or early 80s musicians so that's not taking anything away from them.
This is good info. I haven't read many early interviews or Morrissey's book to know all of his influences.
I’d call Verlaine and Patti ... Punk Romantic. Coming out of 60’s Rock and French Poets, etc ....
William Burroughs is punk .. Beat
on the punk writer.