Jenna Todd Photography © 2019

Jenna Todd Photography © 2019

 

Steven Toussaint

was born in Chicago in 1986. He immigrated to New Zealand in 2011 and now lives in Auckland. He has studied poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the International Institute of Modern Letters, and philosophical theology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of a poetry collection, The Bellfounder (The Cultural Society, 2015), and a chapbook, Fiddlehead (Compound Press, 2014). His writing has appeared in numerous publications, most recently PoetryCommonwealThe Spinoff, Sport, and The Winter Anthology. He has been recognised in the past few years by residencies at The University of Waikato and the Michael King Writers' Centre and with a Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. His second collection, Lay Studies (Victoria University Press), was published in July 2019.