|Sandra Alland, Here’s to Wang
Cover by Jason Morton
A humourous, moving and sometimes sexy take on Scottish separatism, disability, race, ending up at the weddings of strangers and yes, Amy Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse sits on a patio in Camden Town. She is drinking. Amy Winehouse is in love again
In the recording studio, the sound man sheds a tear. This woman can sing. She also has fresh scabs up and down her left arm
The guy gave her his heart. She didn’t ask for it. He threw himself at Amy Winehouse’s small feet and declared undying love. It went like this.
Him: I declare undying love.
Her: Get up.
Amy Winehouse thought, “This is finally it. What I’ve been waiting for all my miserable life. I won’t fuck it up.”
She poured half a glass to celebrate
About the Author
“Reminiscent of Miranda July and complemented by a deadpan delivery, Alland’s words are at once drolly funny and sweetly strange.” – Lock Up Your Daughters Magazine, Glasgow, Spring 2009
“Alland’s poetry flies, and it is full of her life’s intelligence and emotion, social and political connection.” – rabble.ca, Toronto, Summer 2007
Sandra Alland is a writer, multimedia artist and performer. She has published two full-length collections of poetry, and her work appears in magazines and journals throughout the UK, U.S., Canada, Spain, Mexico and Bermuda. Sandra writes, performs and makes videos with the multimedia troupe, Zorras.