The bumper double issue to celebrate GDS’s 30th birthday – 1980 to 2010 – this is a huge 172-page edition, with a double-CD spoken word anthology (one Australian, one international), a lavish full-colour graphic novella, and the most beautiful cover in GDS history.

Editors: Lisa Greenaway, Ella Holcombe, Nathan Curnow

Founders Kevin Brophy and Myron Lysenko are joined by past editors Grant Caldwell and Adam Ford in selecting new works of short fiction, poetry, comic art, haiku and haiga for this commemorative edition of Going Down Swinging.

The two accompanying spoken word CDs include both new local works as well as international selections from guest editors Christin O’Keefe Aptowicz (USA), Ian Ferrier (Canada), David Prater (Europe) and Ian Daley (UK), featuring some of the very best spoken word and slam poetry artists working today.

Through the support of Arts Victoria, GDS has also commissioned for this issue a new short story by Paddy O’Reilly, a longform poem by Eddie Paterson, and a full-colour graphic novella by Michael Camilleri.

Published 2010

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