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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.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

A Shortage of Santas

A friend of a friend is recruiting Santas for shopping centres and says that they are having trouble finding them. The money was slightly better than my labouring job....

in a silent way

when he finished work he saw how lovely it was to deal with the end of autumn, to walk out of the office, leave behind the all-day geometry of...

Why Do You Write Poetry? – Astrid L'Orange

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

All Aboard the Poetry Bus

The concept is so crazy, it's genius. Hire a red double-decker bus and stick two poets on it.