Largely invisible, a legion of cleaners move through the world in an indispensable daily act of service – “the endless picking up, mopping, smoothing and shining...” (Glenn Colquhoun). In the prose and poetry collection Somewhere a Cleaner, 93 New Zealanders who have worked as, or are still, cleaners share their writing. Hear their words as contributors Sevgi IkinciRangi MoanaroaMele PeauaChristian Prescott, read, and talk with co-contributor Janice Marriott about the cleaning life, writing poems and being heard.

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Last updated: 10 March 2021