First Friday of the Month

In the Lyceum Club Rooms, Brisbane CBD at 10.00 am for Coffee and Chat. 10.15 start.

Members and guests welcome

 Enquiries to Circle Convener Guests email Members refer to Members Only Page and page 1 of the latest Circles Calendar for the Convener’s contact details


Friday,  April: Robbie Burns

Friday, 6 May: tba

Friday, 3 June: tba


Friday, 5 February: Indigenous Poets

Friday, 5 March: Sylvia Plath

Friday, 2 April: Good Friday Holiday – No poetry

Friday, 7 May: Margaret Scott

Friday, 4 June: AB (Banjo)Paterson

Friday, 2 July: Leonard Cohen

Friday, 6 August: Laurie Duggan

Friday, 3 September: Theme of Spring


Friday, 7 February 2020: Lyceum Poets

Friday, 6 March: Own Choice Poet

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Friday, 3 April: Margaret Atwood

Friday, 2 October:

Friday, 6 November: Poet of the Month: William Blake

Recent 2019

December: Norm McCaig

November: Mary Oliver


September: Kenneth Steven

August: Auden

July: Les Murray

June: Gwen Harwood

May: W.B.Yeats

April: Mary Gilmore DBE

March: Noel Coward

February: David Malouf

2018 Discussions

December: Sir Walter Raleigh

November: Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)

October: Maya Angelou

September: John Betjeman

August: Hafez

July: Gerald Manly Hopkins

June: Roald Dahl

April: Robert Burns

May: Rudyard Kipling

March: Kenneth Slessor

February: Mark O’Connor

2017 Discussions

December: Bob Dylan

November: Clive James

October: Rupert Brooke

September: Haiku

August: Lord Byron

July: Simon Armitage

June: Jennifer Maiden

May: Gabriela Mistral, South American Poet

April: Favourite Poetry book

March: Anthony Lawrence

February: Poetry of Jaya Savige


December: Haiku poetry

November: The poetry of Shakespeare

October: The poetry of William Wadsworth Longfellow 

September: The poetry of Pablo Neruda

August: The poetry of Dylan ThomasJuly: The poetry of Christopher Brennan

June: Kenneth Slessor

May: C J Dennis

April: Dame Mary Gilmore

March: John Shaw Wilcox

February: Ella Wheeler Wilcox, the popular American poet


December Henry Lawson

October Banjo Patterson

September The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám  (FitzGerald translation)

August How Poetry Developed

July Queensland Poets from 1950

June  Queensland poets from 1950

May Soliloquies from Shakespeare

April Themes – Trees or Flowers

March the work of Rabindranath Tagore


February Birds

December Humorous poems – own choice

November David Malouf – verse and prose

October Robert Graves Everyone welcome – come to share or just listen.

September W.B. Yeats, the famous 20th Century Irish Poet

August  Queensland poet and philosopher Val Vallis and poems of the Sea which he loved

July The Ancient Mariner and Sea poems:

June Pablo Neruda (Chile)

May R.S. Thomas

April e. e. cummings

March Seamus Heaney

February New Year, New Opportunity, Fresh Start


December A. A. Milne

November Walt Whitman

October Cecil Day Lewis

September Spring Poetry this month.

August R. S. Thomas

July e. e Cummings

June Philip Larkin

May Robert Browning

April Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti

March Percy Bysshe Shelley