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SANDRA ALLAND
Publishing & Performance
 

Published Poetry – Books
Blissful Times (BookThug) – March 2007 – Toronto, 80 pages
Proof of a Tongue (McGilligan Books) – October 2004 – Toronto, 104 pages

Published Fiction – Chapbooks
Here's To Wang  – (Forest Publications) – April 2009, 2nd edition May 2010, Edinburgh, 16 pages

Published Poetry – Chapbooks (Selected)
Naturally Speaking
(espresso) – December 2012, Toronto, 32 pages
The Mathematics of Love
 (13th Tiger Press) – February 2000, Toronto, 15 pages
Partings
(Stumblin’ Tongues) – June 1997, Toronto, 25 pages

Published Fiction – Anthologies
The Reveal
(Comma Press)
– Winter 2015 – Manchester, 5 pages, “Half”
The Write Stuff
(Pearson Canada textbook)
– Spring 2013 – Toronto, 2 pages, “I Know It's Serious”
Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction
(ECW Press) – Autumn 2009 – Toronto, 2 pages, “Things I Don't Remember”

Published Poetry - Anthologies (Selected)
#Untitled1 (Polygon) – Spring 2015 – Edinburgh, 2 pages, “Tilt”, “Flip
Naked Among Thistles (Stewed Rhubarb) – February 2014 – Edinburgh, 3 pages, “Homecoming™
Poems For Pussy Riot
(English PEN) – September 2012 – London, 3 pages, “Weapons of Minor Destruction”
That Not Forgotten
(Hidden Brook Press)
– Summer 2012 – Kingston ON, 2 pages, “Poem,” “Imaginary Passport”
Crisis Book: an anthology thing
(press press press)
– Autumn 2010 – Toronto, 6 pages, “Slump”
Rogue Stimulus: Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament
(Mansfield Press)
– Spring 2010 – Toronto, 1 page, “Desperate Times”
A Spot of b)other
(bother Collective)
– Autumn 2009 – Glasgow, Scotland, 4 pages, “Chere Edith”, “The Queer Crip Goes To Work”
Poem, Home (Paper Kite Press) – Autumn 2009 – Kingston PA, 2 pages, “SASE”, “Lost While Translating”
The Prodigal Instant Anthology
(Small Press Book Fair) – Spring 2007 – Toronto, 1 page, “Taking Leave”
Peter O’Toole (Proper Tales Press) – Spring 2007 – Toronto, 1 page, “I Tried to Act Casual But Like Most Things It Failed,” “Project Description,” “This Shouting, Whistling Lump”
Strong Words (indiepolitik)
– Spring 2007 –  Toronto, 2 pages, "Nuance," "Act of Nature," "The Harvest is the Seals"
Cuatro Postigos – Spring 2007 – Merida, Mexico, 40 pages (excerpts in translation from Proof of a Tongue)

radiant danse uv being: bill bissett
(Nightwood/ blewointment) – Spring 2006 – Vancouver, 1 page, “Nearest Star”
Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, and Sluts
(Arsenal Pulp Press) – Fall 2005 – Vancouver, 1 page, “Lipstick Boys”
Desire, Doom & Vice (Wingate) – May 2005 – Stratford, 3 pages, “Border”, “Scrabble for Couples”, “At the Cultural Exchange Office”
My Lump in the Bed: Love Poems for George W. Bush (Dwarf Puppets on Parade) – May 2004 – Toronto, 1 page, "Scrabble for Couples"
The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War (Three Squares Press) – May 2003 – Toronto, 1 page, “Up”
Resist! (Fernwood Publishing) – Autumn 2001 – Black Point NS, 1 page, “A Kiss for the Riot Cop”
Fruit uv da loom  (Flow Sundays)
–1999 – Bermuda, 2 pages, “Pure Ivory”, “Homecoming”

Published Theatre – Anthologies
Outspoken (Playwrights Canada Press) – Autumn 2009 – Toronto, 4 pages, “Strange Attractors”

Published Essays – Anthologies
The State of the Arts (Coach House Books) – November 2006 – Toronto, 10 pages, “Was this book shade-grown? Towards fair-trade Toronto lit”  
BafterC – February 2006 – 3 pages, “Some Thoughts on Poetic Translation”

Published Fiction – Magazines and Journals
subTerrain magazine – Spring 2014 – Vancouver, 1 page, “Chance”
dead (g)end(er) Magazine – Spring 2012 – Saint Catharines, 2 pages, “The Mistake”
Gutter Magazine – Winter 2012, Issue 6 – Glasgow, 3 pages, “Air”
Gutter Magazine – Summer 2011, Issue 5 – Glasgow, 1 page, “The Mothers”
Chroma Journal – Summer 2010 – London, 3 pages, “Inhale”
Broken Pencil – Autumn 2007 – Toronto, 2 pages, “Things I Don't Remember”
This Magazine – September 2007 – Toronto, 1 page, “I Know It's Serious”
The Fence – Summer 2007 – Toronto, 1 page, “This Thing”
dig. – May 2007 – Toronto, 2 pages, “Tomorrow Is, After All”
Draft – January 2006 – Toronto,  3 pages, “Unfortunately, a Vampire” (excerpt)
Kiss Machine – 2001, Issue 4 – Toronto, 1 page, “Visitation”

Published Poetry - Magazines & Journals (Selected)
Edinburgh:
SCREE – Summer 2011 – “Colonial Inferiority”, “
Homecoming™”, 2 pages
anything anymore anywhere – Spring 2011 – “J'ai faim”, “Humpty Dumpty”, Trauma Sandwich”, The Butterfly Effect”, Yo Soy Como el Chile Verde”, 5 pages
Glasgow:
Tower of Babble
– Autumn 2007 – “The Terrifying Nature of Intimacy”, 1 page
London:
Chroma Journal – Winter 2008 – “Ambilingual”, 1 page (3rd-place in international literary competition)
Spain:
Alucema Review – Spring 2006 – “Don’t Trust the Postcards”, 1 page
Eldigoras – Spring 2004 – “Ir por aire/Up For Air”, 1 page
Alucema Review – Summer 2004 – “Ir por aire/Up For Air”, 1 page
Toronto:
Kiss Machine –
Autumn 2007 – “Goodbye 1”, 1 page
twaddle – March 2007 –  “The Walk”, “Instability in a Gay Theatre and Feminine Debut”, 2 pages
dig. – June 2006 – “While at War”, “During an Election”, 2 pages
Misunderstandings – March 2006 – “Poem”, 1 page
bafterc – February 2006 – “Fistful Rhymes”, “Delightful Could Be Justice”, 1 page
fhole – January 2006 – “Alphabetical Translation”, “Ruined Fantasy Translation”, “Translation After Going Out”, “Halifax Pier Translation”, 2 pages
Draft – January 2006 – “Unfortunately, a Vampire”, “Translation After Going Out”, 4 pages
Literary Review of Canada – Winter 2004 – “Reasons to Stay #2”, 1 page
Shameless – September 2004 – “Heavy”, 1 page
This Magazine – March 2004 – “It Could Have Been Mad Chicken”, “UN Translator”, 1 page
Taddle Creek – Winter 2001 – “SASE”, 1 page
unherd – Winter 2001 - “Universal Larynx”, “Paris, Texas”, 3 pages
Who Torched Rancho Diablo? – May 2000 - “There”, “Lymphatic”, 1 page
dig. – Spring 2000 - “Naked and Clairvoyant”, “Hirsute”, 2 pages
Writing Space – Spring 2000 - “Manicure”, 1 page
The Hinterland – Spring 2000 –“Love: 12”, “Division”, 1 page
Fireweed – Issue 59, Winter 1998 – “Stutter”, 1 page
Canadian Woman Studies – Summer/
Autumn1998 – “The Rise of the Progressive Conservatives”, 1 page
ink –
Autumn1998 – “The Rise of the Progressive Conservatives”, “Ovid Says”, 2 pages
The Lazy Writer (Write!) – Spring 1998 - “Load”, 1 page
Sault Ste Marie:
Rampike – Spring 2006 – “Excerpts from Blissful Times”, 2 pages
Windsor:
Black Cat 115 – 1997 – “1995-1997 iv”, 1 page
Montréal:
Tessera – Volume 23, Winter 2001 – “Feminist Fatale”, “Awaken the Mother”, 2 pages
Vancouver:
Prism International  Winter 1999 “Ma Naissance (My Birth)”, 2 pages
Winnipeg:
Zygote – Summer/
Autumn 1998 - “Lineage”, 1 page
St. Paul, Minnesota.

Unarmed Poetry Journal #8, #10 – Spring 2001 - “Unarmed”, “Room 403B”, 2 pages
Portland, Maine:
Café Review (The Canadian Issue) – Spring 2000 - “Love: 11”, “Love: 12”, 2 pages   
Venice, California:
make/shift – Spring 2008 – “Argh”, “Weapons of Minor Destruction”, 1 page
San Francisco, California: 
Anything That Moves – Summer 1999 – “The Mathematics of Love”, 1 page
Mérida, México:
Navegaciones zur – Spring 2003 – “Razones para permanacer #2”, 1 page        

Published Fiction – Internet
subTerrain magazine – Spring 2014 – Vancouver, 1 page, “Chance”
Broken Pencil – Autumn 2007 – Toronto, 2 pages, “Things I Don't Remember”
This Magazine – September 2007 – Toronto, 1 page, “I Know It's Serious”

Published Poetry – Internet (Selected)
Archive of The Now (Queen Mary University) – March 2014 – London, recordings + excerpt from Blissful Times
Fit To Work: Poets Against Atos
– January 2014 – London/Bournemouth, 1 page, excerpt from Naturally Speaking
The Week Shall Inherit The Verse
– Summer 2012 – Cobourg ON, 1 page, “The Question
Matrix Magazine
– Spring 2010 – Montreal, 1 page, “After Going Out, “After The Phone Call (recordings)
Drunken Boat – Winter 2008 – USA,  6 pages, excerpt from Blissful Times      
Lemon Hound – November 2007
– Montreal, 2 pages, excerpt from Blissful Times
Ars poetica
– Winter 2005 2 pages, “Lost While Translating”, “SASE”
Eldigoras
– Spring 2004 – Spain, 1 page, “Up for Air/Ir por aire”
Poets Against War
– Autumn 2003 – USA, 1 page, "After Going Out"
Taddle Creek – Winter 2001 – Toronto, 1 page,
“SASE”
The Hinterland – Spring 2000 – Toronto, 1 page, “Division”, “Love:12”

Published Articles (Selected)
Jacket2 (USA):
"New Scottish Poets", "Lingual Lady: An Introduction to the Poetry of Adeena Karasick", 2012
Book Madam (Toronto):
selected reposting of reviews and interviews, March 2011
Trespass (London):
"Fake Radicalism and the Slippery Right", March 2011, 4 pages
Xtra! (Toronto):
40+
articles, interviews and book reviews, December 2005-2012, including Sarah Waters, Colm Tóibín, Staceyann Chin, Derek McCormack, d'bi.young.anitafrika, Anna Camilleri, trey anthony, Ivan E Coyote, S. Bear Bergman, Nathalie Stephens, RM Vaughan, Jackie Kay, Sasha Van Bon Bon, Marusya Bociurkiw, Julia Serano, Miranda July, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Jessica Yee
Broken Pencil
(Toronto): Steph Rogerson: The Artist HelpLine, Winter 2006, 1 page
rabble.ca
(Toronto):  "Blockade Continues as Reserve Suffers", October 2003, 1 page
NOW Magazine
(Toronto): Newsfront: Native Rights (“Log-Jammed”, August 2003), Naked City (“Sexing the Enemy”, July 2003), 1 page each

Texts Made Into Film
“Ten Texts and Two Melodramas”, Don Gill, Banff Centre, 2003

Multimedia Performances and Installations (Selected)
Who's Your Dandy? (with They They Theys, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, 2014)

SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape
(with They They Theys, media education, Edinburgh, 2014)
Found in Translation
(with Zorras, Andra Simons, Shaun Levin et al., Oxford Theatre/Chroma/Soho Theatre, London, 2009)
The Eruption of Kilauea & Other Treasures (Screen Bandita/Filmhouse/Scottish Documentary Institute/University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2009)
Other Me
(with Alejandra Perez-Gomez, Scream Festival, Toronto, 2005)
Poetry Is Not a Luxury (with Anna Camilleri and Karen Augustine, Mayworks Festival, Toronto, 2005)
Strange Attractors (with Michelle Ramsay, Hysteria Festival, Toronto, 2004)  

Produced Plays
Body Geometry: A Good Night Out (script and performance commissioned by the Theatre Centre, 2002, Toronto)
Seeing Each Other (written and performed with Heather Lash, invited to the New York International Fringe 2002)
The Man (Waterspout Productions Bermuda 1999, Toronto Fringe Festival 2000)

Feature Readings & Performances (Selected)
Edinburgh:
LeithLate Festival 2011 & 2015, Elvis Shakespeare, Independent Social Research Foundation, Who's Your Dandy? (Filmhouse), Pussy Whipped Festival, Inky Fingers, 2014 Social Club (Roxy), Caesura, Syndicate, Other Voices (Free Fringe), Versecore, Neu! Reekie!, Electra Mass, Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 (Unbound/Words Per Minute), ConVersify (University of Edinburgh/Scottish Poetry Library), Electric Tales, Converge (Edinburgh Peer Group), Tropitextualities, The Roxy, The Wailing Banshee, Noisy Nights (Traverse Theatre),
Elvis Shakespeare, Edinburgh Feminist Society, Engage with Europe Conference (Transgender Europe), Ladyfest Edinburgh 2009, Cocoon Counter Culture Festival, Edinburgh Fringe 2009, The West Port Book Festival 2008, The Bowery, Queer Mutiny, Poetry at the..., Muse-ic (Bongo Club), VoxBox, Itsy's Kabarett, The Golden Hour, Club Welto, Out of the Bedroom (Canon's Gait), IDAHO (GRV), Stories of the Soul (Augustine's), Forest Café, Feminist Freeschool, Cachín Cachán Cachunga!
Glasgow: Fail Better, Free Pride (The Art School), Scratch (The Arches), Words Per Minute, Glue Factory (thiscollection), Spangled Cabaret, The Arches, Stereo, Aye Write! Festival 2009, Initial Itch (Flatrate Theatre), Manifesto Politikal Kabaret (Tron Theatre), street level Gallery (Tower of Babble), The Hidden Cafe
London: Transpose, Jawdance (Apples & Snakes), Hot August Fringe (RVT), Bar Wotever, LadyFest 10, Sage and Time, Incite!, Express Excess, Museum of London, Soho Theatre (Oxford Playhouse/Chroma), Farrago Poetry, GFest (Cochrane Theatre), The G-Lounge, Push Play, Well Furnished
Oxford: Oxford Playhouse/Burton Taylor Studio (Chroma)
Manchester: Debt Records Presents... (Fuel Cafe), Pussy Whipped
Skipton: Moor Music Festival 2009
Liverpool:
Stanley Theatre, Homotopia Festival 2011 (Unity Theatre)
Birmingham:
SHOUT Festival 2011
Aberdeen: Belmont Picture House (WAR!), The Tunnels
Dumfries: Oasis Youth Centre
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
: Cafe D'Espacio
Berlin: Entzaubert Film Festival 2011, K-fetisch (TSCD 2013)
Amsterdam: Suwanne's Clit Club (ADM), Queeristan 2012
New York:
Pink Pony, Frequency
Rowe, Massachusetts: Rowe Centre (Narco News) 
Hamilton, Bermuda
: Flow Sundays 
Toronto: AvantGarden, Impossible Words, Influency (University of Toronto), Toronto New School of Writing, The Art Bar, Toronto Queer West Arts & Culture Festival, Facing Out (Toronto Women's Bookstore), Lab Cab Festival 2010 & 2005, Pivot, Mutual Readings, Word on the Street, Scream In High Park Literary Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Mayworks Festival 2005, Test Reading Series, I.V. Lounge Reading Series, Dub Poets Collective, Strong Words, Live Poets (Ryerson University), Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, Get Your Lit Out, Pontiac Quarterly, Toronto WordStage, Kat Biscuits, Lexiconjury, Hysteria Festival, Cheap Queers, The Idler Pub Reading Series, Syntactic Sundays, Poetic License
Montreal: Café Esperanza, Casa del Popolo, Litpop (Summer Literary Seminars)
Ottawa: International Writer's Festival, Gallery 101, Voices of Venus (Umi Cafe), VERSeFest
Kingston: Kingston Writers' Festival, Thrive (Artel)
Cobourg:
Cobourg Poetry & Literary Arts Festival, daizies, 22 Kings Gallery
Manitoulin Island: M.I. Libraries Reading Festival
Hamilton: Lit Live                                                          
Guelph: The Hillside Festival, UofG Queer Identities Week
St Catharines: Grey Borders
Orillia: The Mariposa Festival
Malone: PurdyFest
Halifax: Venus Envy  
Mahone Bay: The Biscuit Eater
Banff:
The Banff Centre   

Radio
In Other Words (CKLN 88.1FM), host/interviewer, 2005-2007, Toronto

CDs
We Apologise For Any Inconvenience (Minor Assault Records) – July 2009 – Edinburgh (with Zorras)

EPs
Doctor Says (Minor Assault Records) – April 2012 – Edinburgh (with Zorras)

Scholarships and Awards:

bpNichol Chapbook Award (Toronto) – 2013 co-winner
LGBT History Month Cultural Commission Fund/National Lottery – 2013 winner
LitLive poetry video contest (Canada) – 2012 winner
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art & Trongate 103 Artist in Residence – 2009 artist (with Ajamu X)
Chroma Literary Journal (London) – 3rd Prize Poetry Contest 2008 (judge Betsy Warland)

Broken Pencil “Zine of the Month” – May 2008 winner (Some Poems By People I Like)

Writer’s Reserve (fiction) 2007-08 (Ontario Arts Council/Broken Pencil/Insomniac)

Writer’s Reserve (fiction) 2006-07 (Ontario Arts Council/Kiss Machine/Coach House/ Cormorant/Sumach/Mercury)

Grants to Writers – Level Two 2004 (Toronto Arts Council, poetry manuscript)

Writer's Reserve (poetry) 2004 (Ontario Arts Council/McGilligan Books)

Al Giordano’s Narco News Scholarship (US) – 2003 winner

Canada Council Travel Grant – 2003 winner

Banff Centre/Fonca Mexico – 2002-03 arts residency and scholarship

Grants to Writers – Level One 2002 (Toronto Arts Council, poetry manuscript)

Broken Pencil “Zine of the Month” – Spring 2001 winner (The Mathematics of Love)

Writer’s Reserve (poetry) 2000 (Ontario Arts Council/Women’s Press)

Grants to Writers Level One 1999 (Toronto Arts Council, poetry CD)

 

Artist Talks & Workshops   
“Living With(out) Microaggressions in Literature & Life”, LGBT Health & Wellbeing (Edinburgh, 2015)
Poetry, Zine-making & Intermedia Performance, Inglenook High School (Toronto, 2010-12)
Intermedia Performance and Arts Q&A, Humberside Collegiate Institute (Toronto, November 2012)
Intermedia Collaboration Workshop, Queeristan (Amsterdam, May 2012)
Intermedia Collaboration & Writing Workshops, Creative Intersections Retreat (Aviemore, March 2012)
Gender Diversity Arts Workshop”, Oasis Youth Centre (Dumfries, February 2012)
Poetry with Music & Video: Beyond Random Multimedia, Toronto New School of Writing (Toronto, October 2011)
Poetry with Music & Video: Beyond Random Multimedia, Inky Fingers (Edinburgh, March 2011)
Zine-making For Young Adults, Marc Garneau High School/City School/Inglenook High School (Toronto, 2005-07)
DIY Zinesters: Self Publishing & Publishing Made Easy, This Ain’t the Rosedale Library/Salvador Allende Arts Festival/Toronto Women’s Bookstore (Toronto, 2005-07)

 

 

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