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Where fierce, fresh writing lives. Here you’ll find opinions, profiles, poetry, stories, reviews, treasures from our archives and food for the mind. All the things you need to go down swinging.

 
Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals: publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing sensational, sold-out live events.
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Everything from sound projects to spoken word, from past editions and new content commissioned for online publication.

Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals: publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing sensational, sold-out live events.
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Where fierce, fresh writing lives. Here you’ll find opinions, profiles, poetry, stories, reviews, treasures from our archives and food for the mind. All the things you need to go down swinging.

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LISTEN

Everything from sound projects to spoken word, from past editions and new content commissioned for online publication.

New Slang

“Slang,” as the Bard once said, “is some wicked sick shit.”

Everyone Remembers Their First Time

British India guitarist Nic Wilson recalls his first time onstage.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

Bananas

Poetry by Grant Caldwell from Going Down Swinging #21.

Dark Matter

A few years ago my good friends and colleagues Alicia Sometimes, Sean M Whelan and Paul Mitchell formed Science in The Dark a collaborative directed by Alicia Sometimes to put on...

My First Orgy

Writers have changed. No more are they sitting pretty in brothels and brocade drawing rooms diligently scribbling into their goat paper. No more are they sipping absinthe in bohemian...

Pitch Proper

Why Do You Write Poetry? – Pi O

Adam Ford tracks down poets and asks them the most difficult of questions: ‘Why do you write poetry?’