Judie Rae (1979 - )

The worst part of Ms. Rae's job is when she is explaining concepts to college students and a student from the back of the room pipes up, ''Is this going to be on the test?'' Her poems have been published by Yankee, Nimrod, Wisconsin Review, Anthology of Magazine Verse, Yearbook of American Poetry, and others. She is the author of Rites of Passage, as well as four novels for young adults, including a Nancy Drew mystery, but don't hold that against her.