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Steven was born in 1986 in Chicago, and emigrated to New Zealand in 2011. In 2018, he completed his MPhil in Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion under the supervision of Rowan Williams. He is currently working toward a PhD with Norris-Hulse Professor Catherine Pickstock on the poetics of Nicholas of Cusa. Steven is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the International Institute of Modern Letters. He has published two collections of poetry, THE BELLFOUNDER (The Cultural Society, 2015) and LAY STUDIES (Victoria University Press, 2019), which was shortlisted for the Mary and Peter Biggs Award at the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Recent poems can be found in POETRYCommonweal and The Spinoff.




  • Poiēsis, Poetry, and Poetics
  • Nicholas of Cusa
  • The Metaphysics of Creation
  • Trinitarian Theology


 Steven  Toussaint

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