About the poet
A unique and energetic force in contemporary British poetry, John Agard's poems combine acute...
Coffee in Heaven
You'll be greeted
by a nice cup of coffee
when you get to heaven
and strains of angelic harmony.
But wouldn't you be devastated
if they only serve decaffeinated
while from the percolators of hell
your soul was assaulted
by Satan's fresh espresso smell?
from Alternative Anthem: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2009), © John Agard 2009, used by permission of the author and the publisher.
John Agard Reading from his poems