Local emcee Salvin Chahal lets you choose your word adventure

Local emcee Salvin Chahal's new collection of poetry, Verses From Above, is unfinished. That was a deliberate choice—blank pages and writing prompts are sprinkled in, giving readers a chance to contribute to Chahal's narrative. The experiment in self-exploration moves through intense issues such as death, social injustice and the struggle to maintain cultural identity. Find Verses on most online bookstores or buy it at the official release party. $5; Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street; www.sal-c.tumblr.com.