January 2nd: Christopher Kain and Valerie Loveland Feature at Stone Soup

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On January 2nd, we kick off the new year the best way possible, juxtaposing the similar styles of two beloved local poets, Christoper Kain and Valerie Loveland.

Christopher Kain has been a regular a the Cantab Lounge's open mike for over a decade. He has published two books: homefront, with poems arranged by half hours of the day, and Twentieth Century Limited, with a poem for each year of the twentieth century. He is currently working on a collection called Janus: Looking Forward, Looking Back.

Valerie Loveland is the author of Reanimated, Somehow (Scrambler Books, 2009). Her work is anthologized in Best of the Web 2008, and has been featured at the 2009 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. She is a regular at open mics and writing groups around Boston and Cambridge. She works as an optician and lives in Action, Massachusetts.