There’s a popular Chilean saying:

“Under every stone, there’s a poet/En Chile levantas una piedra y aparece un poeta.”

That’s what we at Landing Press believe — that there are poets everywhere.

We’re a small cooperative press based in Wellington. We focus mainly on poetry.

Our new project for 2020

An anthology of poems about cleaners and cleaning

We want poems by/about cleaners in offices, hospitals, churches, rest homes, marae, on boats, in factories, on the streets, at beaches and rivers. Cleaners are everywhere, and we are interested in everywhere.

If you are working as a cleaner, or have ever worked as a cleaner, write a poem which catches that experience in some way. Send it to us. These poems are our first choice. If you haven’t worked as a cleaner, but have a poem about cleaning or cleaners, these poems will also be considered.

Please send us up to 3 poems. No more than 40 lines in each poem.
Include your name, email address and a very brief note about your experience as a cleaner. Or there might be another small story behind your poem you want to briefly include.

Send your poems to landingpresscleaners@gmail.com  by Monday 27 July.

Our Name

The name Landing Press is a tribute to an early settler family who are the ancestors of this small publishing house. The name comes from The Landing, in the Catlins area of Otago, where the Hayward family settled. They were seafarers who later made their home in Dunedin and became prominent in civic affairs and in education. Like many other settlers in this country, they brought a love of learning and of words.

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