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Kirsty Sangster
Midden Places

Poet and essayist
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Kirsty 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 in 1991.

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.

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