Sandeep was born in Nottingham in 1979 and raised in Southern California. She received an MA in Creative Writing (poetry) from the University of East Anglia in 2003 and her PhD in English Literature from University College London in 2008. She is the Reviews Editor for The Wolf magazine and researched and taught at Newnham College, Cambridge from 2008-2009, where she was editing the writings of the modernist poet Hope Mirrlees. Mirrlees’s selected poetry and prose, published by Fyfield Books (Carcanet Press) in September 2011.
A selection of her poetry appears in the anthology of emerging British poets,Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (edited by James Byrne and Clare Pollard). Her poetry has been published in various journals in the UK and the US, such as The Wolf, Cimarron Review, The Manhattan Review, Stand and World Literature Today. Her work is forthcoming in the HarperCollins Book of Modern English Poetry by Indians and the Yellow Nib. She has taught Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire, New York University, the Open University, Wagner College and the University of Cambridge.
From 2009 to 2011 she was a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and she is currently a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge where she is writing a biography of Hope Mirrlees. She is working on her first collection of poems, The Marble Orchard.