“Degrees” by Steven Toussaint

This update features work from Steven Toussaint, a longtime contributor to the CultSoc. “Degrees” marks something of a departure for Toussaint from the poems that culminated in The Bellfounder, as he turns his attention to more local matters. As committed as ever to resonance and tone, the lines in “Degrees” are the work of a skilled poet affirming domestic impact, spirit, and materiality.