Sandra Alland is a Scottish–Canadian writer, multimedia artist, small–press publisher, activist, and performer, whose dry wit and deadpan delivery consistently delight audiences on two continents. “Drolly funny and sweetly strange,” says Glasgow’s Lock Up Your Daughters magazine. Toronto’s rabble.ca adds, “Alland’s poetry flies, and it is full of her life’s intelligence and emotion, social and political connection.”
Sandra’s poems, stories, articles, installations, plays, photographs and videos have been published and presented across Canada, the US, Mexico, Bermuda, England, Scotland and Spain.
Currently, she collaborates with Y. Josephine and Ariadna Battich in the exciting experimental poetry–music–video fusion group, Zorras. In 2009, Zorras released a CD, We Apologise For Any Inconvenience; they continue to perform widely throughout the UK.
Sandra has published two books of poetry: Blissful Times and Proof of a Tongue, and Edinburgh’s Forest Publications recently released her first chapbook of short fiction, Here’s To Wang. Sandra’s filmic poem, “Slippery,” was showcased at GFest 2009 in London.
A much–in–demand performer, she has thrilled audiences at the Ottawa International Writers’ Festival, Word on the Street, Harbourfront Centre, and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, among others. Sandra is also the founder of, and ongoing collaborator with, the LGBTI Deaf and Disabled artist collective, b)other.
The collective produces the zine A Spot of b)other and has just concluded a major three–month exhibition at Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art.
She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.