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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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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.

Why You Can’t Bend Language to Your Will

As with everything to do with humans, getting some kind of change to occur is a laborious process. So the first question you might be asking about bending language...

Recipes and Refuge

A new recipe book from Chris Nguyen depoliticises the act of seeking refuge.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

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?’

The Meditations: Chloe Wilson on 'Lyudmila Pavlichenko, From the Orchard’

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to Going Down Swinging No. 35. This reflection comes from Chloe Wilson on her poem ‘Lyudmila...