OMNIBUS OCCASIONS - (Headlock Press ) 1995

This wry surrealist and jazz fanatic now lives and works in the West Country, from where he makes regular forays into the literary and musical world, armed only with wit and a pickle fork. - [Tony Charles]

"I believe even the bland and banal can and must be subverted" declares the author. In this new volume, Alexis Lykiard not only offers a fistful of commentaries, elegies and epigrams, but also reclaims such diverse material as mailshots and record sleeve notes, passages from essays and biography, investing these and other occasional materials with his own unique blend of poetic skill, satire and purpose - what Ted Hughes has referred to as his "bright, sharp, clean stabs".