Going Down Swinging No. 35 is now on sale here!

On Editing and Arguing+

Sydney co-editor Zoe Norton Lodge reveals what makes editing Going Down Swinging so special: arguing. It has been a seriously...

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Darren Song Illustrates No. 35+

The 35th issue of Going Down Swinging is almost here (it’s so close!). A chockers print and audio anthology that will...

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No. 35 Launch Party+

Party with us in Fitzroy next Friday as we celebrate the launch of Going Down Swinging No. 35: a very...

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GDS No. 35 Cover Revealed+

After many months of gestating, the new cover design for the new Going Down Swinging No. 35 is here. The anthology...

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No. 35: Putting the Pieces in Place+

Deputy editor Katia Pase looks back on a year of Going Down Swinging and the process of fitting together our...

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Astrid L’Orange+

Ah, November, whose bare days Robert Frost once came to know the love of. What better month to discuss the...

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Editing from the Country+

With editors scattered across the country like a rather wild connect-the-dot drawing, the production of Going Down Swinging No. 35...

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Date Night+

Comic artist Michael Baylis presents Date Night: created for the Slow Canoe Reading Winter’s Picnic as part of this year’s...

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Audio: Why Awards? National Young Writers’ Festival 2013+

Going Down Swinging was in Newcastle at the beginning of the October doing some recordings for the National Young Writers’...

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Reality is a Virtue: Oculus and the Rift in Virtual Reality Gaming+

Rafael S. W. trials the latest upgrade in gaming – the Oculus Rift – and considers the future of gaming...

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there are important incongruities+

here – the bellbird’s “pip” there – overhead, a helicopter churns nostrils flowering with eucalyptus metal mimicking the ocean wash...

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Audio: $$$$$, National Young Writers’ Festival 2013+

Going Down Swinging was in Newcastle at the beginning of the month doing some recordings for the National Young Writers’...

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Frank X. Walker+

Hark the dulcet tones of October, month of the morning mild as Robert Frost once said. This month we have...

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Audio: Cherchez La Femme, National Young Writers’ Festival 2013+

Going Down Swinging was in Newcastle at the beginning of the month doing some recordings for the National Young Writers’...

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The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #10 The Art of Fiction+

Guest reviewer Bridget Lutherborrow takes on Henry James’ famous critical essay, ‘The Art of Fiction’ (1884). (NB. This doesn’t mean...

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From Poet to Playwright+

After a triumphant Melbourne Fringe run, Sean M. Whelan reflects on the process behind writing his first full-length play, Everything...

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The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #9 The Archidamian War+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Fringe Binge ’13: Cat Commander+

Over the next two weeks we’re tracking down as many Melbourne Fringsters as we can before shooting a ton of...

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The Writing Life/Fringe Binge ’13: 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...

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Fringe Binge ’13: Izzy Roberts-Orr+

Over the next two weeks we’re tracking down as many Melbourne Fringsters as we can before shooting a ton of...

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Fringe Binge ’13: A Yarn+

Lily Fish unravels the creative process and mythologies behind her upcoming Melbourne Fringe performance, Yarn (created in residence at The...

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Fringe Binge ’13: Em Andersen+

Over the next two weeks we’re tracking down as many Melbourne Fringsters as we can before shooting a ton of...

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Fringe Binge ’13: Jacky T+

Over the next two weeks we’re tracking down as many Melbourne Fringsters as we can before shooting a ton of...

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Fringe Binge ’13: Ben Pobjie+

So the Melbourne Fringe Festival (September 18 to October 6) launched this week and the weather is so crap lately...

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City of the Future: Getroit+

Rafael S. W. imagines a future where cities are bailed out by global corporations. Hmm, it seems like you’re using...

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Robbie Coburn+

September is well and truly upon us, and this month we’re excited to present our very first reader contribution to...

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Our Programmability+

Paul Adkin explores the nature of consciousness and control through different sci-fi visions of the future, following on from an...

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AUDIO: Lucy Roleff at NSST 2013+

Way back in autumn this year, Going Down Swinging took a trip to Newstead in coppery rural Victoria for the...

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The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #8 Anne Frank’s Diary+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Election+

Una Cruickshank’s satirical take on the 2013 federal election – Scout-style. The meeting convened in the Scout hall at exactly...

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The Swinger Files: Rhys+

Ever wondered who’s behind Going Down Swinging anyway? Who reads your submissions? What these people do/read/eat in their spare time?...

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The Future of Phantoms+

Following on from his exploration of phantom limbs, Rafael S. W. looks at the creative potential of prosthetics. James’ leg...

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Spoken Wordsters: Sachiko Murakami+

Queensland Poetry Festival: spoken in one strange word is on from August 23 to 25. The festival has many illuminating...

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The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #7 Anna Karenina+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Kim Ho and ‘The Language of Love’+

Have you heard of The Language of Love? You probably should have. Stephen Fry tweeted about it. It went viral...

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The Writing Life: Teaching Poetry under Bunjil+

Paul Mitchell reflects on his experience running Australian Poetry-sponsored workshops with the Aboriginal community at Lake Tyers, Victoria. I’m standing...

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Alternate Histories+

In June I played a show at Red Wheelbarrow Books in Brunswick East, in the back room where they keep...

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Pi O+

And still we persist in pestering poets with pernicious impositions, imposing puzzles upon their persons and imploring they impart their...

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Disappointing Japonica+

Jennifer Compton revisits, ponders and critiques one of her earlier poems, ‘Woman With Japonica’, from her first book of poetry....

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When Your Limbs Are No Longer Ghosts+

Rafael S.W. on the mysteries surrounding phantom limbs and their potential for prosthetics. Sally’s right arm is like a set...

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