Sangster is a poet, reviewer and essayist. She was born in Ferntree
Gully in August 1970. She has read widely at writers events since
winning Melbourne University’s Writers’ Competition
She has completed a doctorate in Human Rights Law at La Trobe
University after earlier studying Refugee and Humanitarian Law at
Oxford University. She now teaches medical anthropology.
She has travelled in Europe and was a gardener on the island of Iona of
the west coast of Scotland. She has worked widely in community and
social justice arenas, which took her from refugee camps on the
Burma-Thai border to Aboriginal communities and shelters for homeless
men in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.
She is married and has a newborn son. Midden Places, her
first collection of poetry, was published by Black Pepper in 2006.