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Crossing the Nullarbor: Part Three

The dramatic finale to poet Omar J. Sakr's ambitious drive across Australia.

Such Dada, Much Wow

"Art is dead. Long live Meme" — Dženana Vucic.

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Sadvertising, Part One

On Friday, we announced we were all poets.

'Warren' by Trisha Cull

Once a month we're swapping articles and interviews with Canadian magazine PRISM International to share our writers with a wider audience.

On Writing:

Why Do You Write Poetry? – joanne burns

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

The Meditations Part VII: Eric Yoshiaki Dando on 'The Novel Teacher'

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to the thirty-third issue of Going Down Swinging. This reflection comes from Eric Yoshiaki Dando on his...

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