Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
CarolAnn Russell is a Professor of English at Bemidji State University. She has published four full-length books of poetry. Russell has also been a resident poet at the American Academy in Rome, and at the Australian Center at the University of Melbourne. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.