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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Abydos, A Town near Troy
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    y separately published work icon Green Dance : Tamborine Mountain Poems Jena Woodhouse , Tamborine : Calanthe Press , 2018 14349807 2018 selected work poetry

    'For the best part of a decade, from the early 1980s to the early 1990s, my family and I were included in the informal list of house guests at Abydos, Dr Val Vallis's rainforest retreat at The Knoll, North Tamborine. Dr Vallis (1916-2009), who preferred to be known as Val, a distinguished poet and Reader in English in what was then the University of Queensland's English Department, had been a friend and mentor to me during my undergraduate years. Val's offer to lend me the key to Abydos was a gift that opened the way to a place of profound natural beauty, inspiration and creativity, and the poems in this Tamborine Mountain collection, Green Dance, are the direct result of that magnanimous gesture.' (Foreword introduction)

    Tamborine : Calanthe Press , 2018
    pg. 7-8
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  • Tamborine, Tamborine area, Beaudesert - Tamborine - Rathdowney area, South East Queensland, Queensland,
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