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

Sandra is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist.


A film by Sandra Alland & Ania Urbanowska

Sandra on Lunar Poetry Podcasts


Sandra writes literary fiction and poetry, with an emphasis on politics and experimental forms. Comma Press recently published her short stories in two anthologies, Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals and Protest! Stories of Resistance. Earlier this year, British Council commissioned her to write new fiction for their Discover Project, along with Leone Ross, Yekta Kopan and Seray Şahiner. In 2016-17, Sandra's live short story with film, Equivalence, was featured on the big screen/stage at Edinburgh Filmhouse and Barbican. She is co-editor, with Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman, of the anthology Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & Disabled Poets Write Back.

     Sandra also creates documentaries and poetry films. In 2016-17, she was commissioned to co-create five new documentaries and a curated playlist as part of Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project. She also co-made four short filmpoems (three featuring British Sign Language) with Ania Urbanowska.  

     Sandra is an independent curator; recent work includes BFI Flare ('Fighters of Demons, Makers of Cakes: D/deaf & Disabled Queer & Trans Shorts') and Scotland's accessible queer and trans arts project, Cachín Cachán Cachunga!


New publications!


1. San has a new poem in Verve Poetry's anthology Why Poetry? The Lunar Poetry Podcasts.


2. San's story, 'Smudged', is part of 404 Ink's, We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology, to be published in early 2019.


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