Midnight Metaphors has taken over the Free Association Open Mic
for Black History Month!

The month of February will bring some familiar faces to the forefront. Longtime member and current president of Midnight Metaphors, Rasheda Poe, and winner of the Traveler poetry competition, Charles D. Threat, Sr., will be taking the stage as the Featured Presenters of this month’s Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series. They will not only be sharing their own works, but they will be reading amazing poetry from many of the inspirational Black poets in history.

TONIGHT, This Wednesday, February 18th from 7pm to 9:30pm., in SU-104

Free and Open to the Public

* Sign up for the open mic begins at 6:45pm outside of Student Union, room 104. Attendees may sign-up throughout the open mic session to present personal poetry, prose, and/or flash fiction.

The Presenters:

My name is Rasheda Poe. To most in the poetry community I am known as Rayven. In my 37 years on this planet, I have developed a passion for all forms of creative writing. In January, I was one of the features in the Women Wielding Words (In The Alley) poetry reading. Most recently, read in the “Art of Love” charity event, benefiting Gina’s Team. I have been a participant in the Free Association Wednesday night open mic and many others in the valley, as well as poetry and creative writing slams, over the past few months. Of course, I’ve always referred not myself as a writer, and not a poet. But I’m finally accepting my place amongst the poetry community as a poetic voice.

My name is Charles D. Threat, Sr. I am 62 years old. I have 8 children and 11 grandchildren. I have completed the requirements for acquiring a Certificate of Creating Writing. I placed 3rd in the poetry section of the 2013 Traveler and 1st place in the 2015 poetry edition of the Traveler. I have been a member of the Midnight Metaphors for 2 years and MC’ed the 2014 Poetry Slam. I also am a participant in the Free Association Wednesday night open mics. I don’t consider myself a poet, but rather an entertainer.

Glendale Community College (in Student Union room 104)

6000 W. Olive Ave.

Glendale, AZ 85302

Campus Map for where to PARK and where to find the Student Union:


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