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
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!
1. Short Story: 'Personal Assistant' is available online in The Deaf Poets Society, Issue 8. Read or listen.
2. Short Story: 'Water,logged' appears in print in Glasgow's Gutter #19, out now!
3. 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).
4. Essay: 'A Man, A Cane, An Awkward Title' appears in print in The Bi-ble: New Testimonials (Monstruous Regiment, Edinburgh, June 2019). San reads in Edinburgh 19 July; BSL interpreted and level access!
5. Short Story: 'Half' appears in print in The Mirror in the Mirror (Comma Press, Manchester, August 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.