SAN ALLAND

WRITER, ARTIST, CURATOR

Click the player to listen to San discuss arts access, in conversation with Khairani Barokka, Raymond Antrobus & Giles L. Turnbull.
Transcript available at link.

Sandra Alland is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist.

   

A film by Sandra Alland & Ania Urbanowska

Sandra Alland on Lunar Poetry Podcasts

WELCOME

San writes poetry, essays, criticism and literary fiction, with a focus on marginalised communities and experimental forms.

     Author of three poetry books, San co-edited the UK anthology, Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & Disabled Poets Write Back. Her short stories have recently been commissioned for British Council's Discover Project, and the Comma Press anthologies, Thought X and Protest!. Recent essays appear in Feral Feminisms and HA&L.

     San directs documentaries and poetry films, and was commissioned by Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project to co-create five documentaries and a curated playlist. In 2017, she and Ania Urbanowska co-made four short film-poems featuring disabled and D/deaf artists. Her short story peformance with film, Equivalence, also featured on-stage/-screen at Barbican, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Summerhall.

     San curates independent film, performance and visual arts; projects include Oska Bright/GSFF, BFI Flare, Edinburgh Filmhouse, The Theatre Centre (Toronto), and Scotland's accessible queer and trans arts project, Cachín Cachán Cachunga!

2019

New publications!

 

1. My new chapbook of short stories, Anything Not Measurable Is Not Real, will launch with Canada's Proper Tales Press in September 2019.

 

2. Short Story: 'Personal Assistant' is available online in The Deaf Poets Society, Issue 8. Read or listen.

 

3. Short Story: 'Water,logged' appears in print in Glasgow's Gutter #19, out now!


4. Essays: Read or listen to a four-part commissioned series on criticism of marginalised artists, at Disability Arts Online. Part 3 includes advice in BSL from deaf writer/performer, Bea Webster (captions; voice-over).

 

5. Essay: 'A Man, A Cane, An Awkward Title' appears in print in The Bi-ble: New Testimonials (Monstruous Regiment, Edinburgh, June 2019).
 

RECENT PROJECTS

Click the player to watch 'Long Lost Lover' (2017), a poem by deaf poet, Bea Webster, in British Sign Language and English. Captioned; transcript and version with audio at link.

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