Sandra Alland is a Scottish-Canadian writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist based in Scotland. She has published three books of poetry in Canada: Naturally Speaking (Espresso), won Canada’s 2013 bpNichol Award. She is featured on Queen Mary University of London’s Archive of the Now, and her writing has appeared in Comma, Gutter, Chroma, subTerrain and This Magazine.
Alland is co-editor of an anthology of UK disabled and deaf poets (Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & disabled poets write back, Nine Arches Press, 2017). With Ania Urbanowska she made four short film-poems, three featuring British Sign Language, in 2017-18.
Alland has performed widely throughout the UK and internationally, including at Edinburgh International Book Festival (Words Per Minute), Ottawa International Book Festival, Jawdance (Apples & Snakes), and Aye Write! Festival. She collaborates with the poetry-music-film ensemble, They They Theys.