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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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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.

In Defence of Slam Poetry

EZB’s response to an article in the Australian which was originally delivered as a speech at The Wheeler Centre. -Ed. A few months ago, I was featured in The...

When Your Limbs Are No Longer Ghosts

Rafael S. W. on the mysteries surrounding phantom limbs and their potential for prosthetics.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems

Interact

On the last day of Bot-tober, Adalya Nash Hussein brings us a piece to really interact with.

Dark Matter

Last Words of the Old Man with the Photographic Memory

New poetry from PRISM International's John Wall Barger.

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 All the Time. What do I know about writing...

My First Orgy

Why Do You Write Poetry? – Astrid L'Orange

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