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

Crossing the Nullarbor: Part One

Poet Omar J. Sakr attempts to drive across Australia – and back again – in just nine days.

The Ghosts a Biography Summons: Rider Haggard at Ditchingham House

Hannah Garrard explores the ghosts of Victorian author Sir Rider Haggard – through the traces left by his home at Ditchingham House, Norfolk. Memories lie slumbering within us for...

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Dinner With the Vittrekwas

Once a month we're swapping work with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.

Braille

It’s a father and daughter tour and we stop for some famous cliffs. A mountain valley running to the west, waterfalls on a near rock face.   Ten years...

Fringe Binge '13: A Yarn

Lily Fish unravels the creative process and mythologies behind her upcoming Melbourne Fringe performance, Yarn.

Why Do You Write Poetry? – Robbie Coburn

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