Click the player to listen to San discuss arts access and disability justice, 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
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 been commissioned for British Council and Comma Press, and Proper Tales Press has just published her second chapbook. Recent essays appear in The Bi-ble Volume 2 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 2016-17, her short story peformance with film, Equivalence, featured on-stage/-screen at Barbican, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Anatomy Arts.
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!
1. My new chapbook of short stories, Anything Not Measurable Is Not Real, launches this month with Proper Tales Press! I'm reading Sept 21st @ 7pm for Bodies in Resistance at Bi Arts Fest, & Sept 23rd @ 7pm @ Cobourg's Taps and Corks! Both events have level access; Bi Arts Fest also has a scent-free environment, adapted bathrooms, ASL interpreting.
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).
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.