Poems of the Week

Patron Taint

by Alex Steelsmith

“Sackler name will be removed from British Museum galleries…
[T]he museum and foundation make no reference to the opioid crisis (or)
the Sacklers’ role in it… Instead the decision is positioned as part of
the museum’s plans to overhaul its facilities.”
The Art Newspaper

gallery spokespeople
tend to gloss over the
truth, but in fact

patrons are serious
trouble, and that’s why the
Sacklers were sacked.