Out of Exile (Selected Poems 1968-85) (Arc 1985) ISBN  0 902771 77 9 

“Lykiard’s writing has some of the crackle of gunfire… The poems are concentrated, passionate and make deft, intelligent, ironic points, relishing their clarity… A spiky and sparky book. The poems of love and lust enact some electrically tumescent scenes… These poems have something of the metallic plangency of bouzouki music by a blue Aegean” [Herbert Lomas, Ambit] 

“Alexis Lykiard will continue to attract our attention and admiration” [William Scammell, British Book News]

“In Out Of Exile I enjoyed your skill, craft, word-play and genuinely poetic note in many of the poems.”   [William Oxley, 1991]