The 2019 edition of Storyfort—Treefort Music Fest's literary arm—will feature an unexpected event: a team regional poetry slam that will pit poets from the Boise area against other verse-happy performers. On Friday, Jan. 25, at Ming Studios, eight invited poets will face off for a regional qualifier grand slam in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Only four poets will make it onto the final team, so be prepared for an avalanche of high-quality material as all eight—Boiseans Ben Chappell, Lyd Havens, Alex Lindberg, Emily Ruth Herbster, Noel Nelson, Cassandra Perez and Noah Kelley—compete for the slots. K Lange will be there too as the event's mysteriously titled "Sacrificial Poet," though they won't take part in the competition. Join the crowd for a night of quality wordplay.