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Spoken word artist, Michelle Troxclair, joins Kori on the Back Porch

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Michelle Troxclair is a mother of three: a daughter and two sons.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  Currently, she is pursuing a second Master’s in Fine Arts in Poetry all from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She has been writing poetry and performing as a spoken word artist for 15 years. She’s hosted open mics at Cartier’s and Love’s Jazz and Arts Center, and is co-hosting Verbal Gumbo at the House of Loom, with Felicia Webster.  Michelle is a member of the poetry troop The Wordsmiths, a traveling spoken word group performing original works in the African-American oral tradition. Troxclair self-published a book of poetry called The Cleansing in 2006, and was published in 2 anthologies: The Empty Room Poetry From The Series © November 2009 “Gertrude” and Les Femme Folles: Women of 2012 © 2012 “I AM.”  Upcoming projects include a documentary, Grey Matter, discussing and showcasing the plight and experiences of bi-racial people in the US, a verse-play titled “From the Ashes,” highlighting the perception of the role of women in modern society’s roots in Biblical scripture, and a non-fiction  novel titled, “The Skeptics Guide to the Unorthodox Christian.”