Judy Patterson Wenzel

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Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Judy Patterson Wenzel raised four children and then moved to Ann Arbor where she taught high school classes in a federal prison. When she retired, she wrote Light from the Cage: 25 Years in a Prison Classroom, also published by Fifth Avenue Press. Her students helped her to love poetry as they loved to hear it, read it, and write it.