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Crossing the Nullarbor: Part Two

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

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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Stories and Poems:

The Bedroom Philosopher Tour Diary #1

1. Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood Friday August 13. Launceston. Hotel New York. Crowd vibe: 3.4 Venue treatment: 5 Band morale:...

June

"There's nothing I can do for her."

On Writing:

Finding the Words (Post-Birth)

Writer and past Going Down Swinging editor Jessica Friedmann reflects on birth, language, and the wavering world. I’ve lost words. Eighteen months ago I had them; neatly lined up...

Mental Health and Memoir

The challenges of mixing memories with mental health. By Katerina Bryant.

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