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 marginalised communities 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 recent anthologies, Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals and Protest! Stories of Resistance. San's live short story with film, Equivalence, featured on-screen/-stage at Barbican, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Summerhall in 2016-17.

     San creates documentaries and poetry films, and was commissioned by Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project to co-create five new documentaries and a curated playlist. In 2017, San also co-made four short film-poems, featuring disabled and D/deaf artists, with Ania Urbanowska.

     San curates independent film 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!


New publications!


1. San's story, 'Personal Assistant', is available online in The Deaf Poets Society, Issue 8. Read or listen.


2. San's story, 'Water,logged', appears in Glasgow's Gutter #19, out now!

3. 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).


4. San's story, 'Half', appears in The Mirror in the Mirror (Comma Press, Manchester, June 2019).

5. San's essay, 'A Man, A Cane, An Awkward Title', appears in The Bi-ble: New Testaments (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.