Sandra is a Glasgow-based writer specialising in poetry, fiction, essays, and criticism. Her work experiments with form, and focuses on feminist, queer and disabled politics/poetics.
Author of three poetry books, Sandra co-edited the UK anthology, Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches, 2017). Her short stories have been commissioned by British Council and for several Comma Press anthologies (including 2017's Protest). Canada's Proper Tales Press has just published her second pamphlet of fiction, Anything Not Measurable Is Not Real.
Recent essays appear in The Bi-ble: New Testimonials (Monstrous Regiment, 2019) and Imaginary Safe House: Canadian Disability Poetics (HA&L/Frog Hollow, 2019).
Sandra lived in Edinburgh for eight years, and was part of the inaugural West Port Book Festival, Golden Hour, and Neu! Reekie!. As a founding member of multimedia collectives Zorras and They They Theys, she was highly active in the rejuvenation of live poetry in Scotland. The multimedia performance of Sandra's story, 'Equivalence', featured at Anatomy, The Barbican, and Edinburgh Filmhouse.
Live appearances include: Scottish Poetry Library, Aye Write!, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Last Words (Roundhouse), Ledbury Festival, Jawdance (Apples and Snakes), Soho Theatre, Ottawa International Writers Festival, and universities including Strathclyde, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Toronto.
(Photo credit: Tiu Makkonen)