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Please Stop Saying These 18 Ridiculous Phrases At Work+

You do not want to remember these words and say them at work. They are the words of bad robot...

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Crossing the Nullarbor: Part One+

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

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The Art Behind the Ebook: Introducing ‘Essays, Letters, Reflections’+

We catch up with 'Essays, Letters, Reflections' illustrator Genna Campton ahead of this Thursday’s Melbourne launch.

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PRISM International: ‘Dinner With the Vittrekwas’ by Carleigh Baker+

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

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A Short History of Melbourne Art+

The Depressionist movement emerged at the turn of the century with a group of Melbourne-based artists whose mild disappointment with...

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Get Inside Longbox: Ringbark, a New Novella by Luke Johnson+

In a few dozen pages, Luke Johnson demolishes the romantic Australian idea of the shearing shed. A former shearer, Luke...

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The Prophet Effect+

Fiona Broom reads Gibran's masterpiece for the first time, at the right time, and considers its effect.

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Get Inside Longbox: ‘Looking a Little Drawn’ by Andrew Denton+

It’s intriguing when a person noted for particular skills tries something altogether different. Some attempts end better than others. Andrew...

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The Psychopath in Our Every Word+

Lara S. Williams on the psychological traits shared by psychopaths and writers.

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Longbox Launched+

For those who missed it, the big multi-format issue we call Longbox launched in Sydney a week or so ago....

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Sean M. Whelan & the Mime Set – Live Album Released+

“This Friday night something very special is happening and it will never happen again.” That’s how the frontman put it. Through the...

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Longbox – the New Multiformat Collection from Going Down Swinging+

Longbox: the thirty-sixth edition of Going Down Swing. Six extended works by eleven artists

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All Grown Up+

Fiona Broom on growing up – and why your teenage self didn't have it as wrong as you think.

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Get Felix Nobis – his Live Album is Here+

Felix Nobis brings a warmth and robust humour to his storytelling that wins over every audience: long, rolling tales in the...

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A Place for Women in Hollywood Action Blockbusters+

Matilda Dixon-Smith on 'Mad Max' as a feminist film – and the failure of other blockbusters to keep up.

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PRISM International: Excerpt from ‘Doughnut Eaters’ by Diane Bracuk+

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

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The Stratified Stare+

Tessa Toumbourou writes on the hierarchy of who looks and is looked at in Jakarta.

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The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Daniel East. Daniel is an Australian poet and critic...

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Finding the Will+

Willpower. We need it in so many aspects of our lives, and yet it can be so hard to come...

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Positions Vacant: General Manager, Digital Editor+

Going Down Swinging is looking for a new General Manager, and for a Digital Editor. Part of Australian literature since...

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Spoken Wordsters: Ebony MonCrief+

Alabama-raised Ebony MonCrief is a writer, performance poet, speaker and MC.

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A Fan Letter Never Sent Because I Was Too Much A Coward+

Terry Pratchett: I meant to write to you sooner (isn’t that always the way?), but in my case ‘sooner’ meant...

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Lessons in Self-Sabotage+

After releasing a collection of essays on the struggles and scrapes of the working artist, As Dire as its Title:...

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What Red Wine Doesn’t Do+

Do know what red wine doesn’t do? Judge you for drinking red wine.

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Prism Writing Prompt: Haters Gonna Hate+

PRISM's executive editor Clara Kumagai calls on you haters to get writing.

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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger+

I read The Catcher in the Rye at the correct time – somewhere around the age of seventeen or eighteen...

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Wardrobe+

The two of you will be in love forever. Many other couples have got it wrong, but not you. You...

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Spoken Wordsters: Ryan Van Winkle+

Van Winkle has that kind of voice you believe instantly, the kind of poems you want to curl up with...

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Sarah White Says Thanks+

Following on from Going With Fergus, Z. P. Heller searches for the serendipitous moment in Scotland. There were no otters...

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‘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...

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Nostalgia with a Price Tag+

The greatest insult I can level at Will Gluck’s remake of Annie is that it turns the saccharine, impudent 1982...

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Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Michelle Law.

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Lingua Fracas+

What happens to language in wartime? Rafael S. W. looks at the implications of regulated speech.

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Person of Letters: An Interview with Carmine Starnino+

Once a month we're swapping articles and interviews with Canadian literary magazine PRISM international to share our writers with a...

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Spoken Wordsters: Anis Mojgani+

The Official Bio Anis Mojgani is a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry...

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People Are Reading your Stuff on the Internet+

Sandra Hajda on what it means to write – and be read – in the internet age.

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A Man Made Entirely of Bats+

When he’s not reading obscure novels for The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, Patrick Lenton writes stories. His first collection of...

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10 Things I’ve Learnt about the Writing Life+

1. It’s not a life. It’s a profession, a hobby, an activity or an obsession. Life goes on regardless of...

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Sian Campbell. Sian is a freelance writer and one...

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