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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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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:

Cujo by Stephen King

Irish Orphan Immigration

New spoken word and poetry from GDS contributor Tiggy Johnson, who also provides a commentary on the creative work that emerged from her research into the Earl Grey Scheme of...

The Bedroom Philosopher Tour Diary #4

#4 Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood Sunday August 14. Burnie. Burnie Arts & Function Centre. Gig vibe: 7 Venue treatment: 7.5...

Mental Health and Memoir

The challenges of mixing memories with mental health. By Katerina Bryant.

Rob McGere Bogs It In

Rob McGere, alias Paul Mitchell, ponders poetry from the construction site ahead of his Melbourne Fringe performance, Being a Wheel Family. This is one of them Bogs, isn’t it?...