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, interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker.
A film by Sandra Alland & Ania Urbanowska
Sandra Alland on Lunar Poetry Podcasts
San writes poetry and off-the-wall literary fiction, with a focus on politics and experimental forms.
Author of three poetry books, San co-edited Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & Disabled Poets Write Back (2017). British Council commissioned San's short fiction for their 2018 Discover Project, and Manchester's Comma Press commissioned stories for the 2017 anthologies, Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals and Protest! Stories of Resistance. San's live short story with film, Equivalence, recently featured on the big screen/stage at Barbican, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Summerhall.
San also creates documentaries and poetry films. Besides recent commissions to co-create five new documentaries and a curated playlist for Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project, San co-made four short film-poems (three featuring British Sign Language) with Ania Urbanowska.
San is an independent curator; 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. Read or listen to San's 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).
2. San's story, 'Smudged', is part of We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology, (404 Ink).
3. San's story, 'Water,logged', appears in Gutter 19.
4. San's story, 'Half', is part of The Mirror in the Mirror (Comma Press, March 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.