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.
Today, KUMD salutes Cynthia Holmes, a passionate and skilled Minnesotan artist.
John Bauer does not call himself a poet, but he reads and listens to poetry and he does that with a highly developed artist’s sensibility. One year ago today, John’s daughter Megan took her own life and altered forever the course of John’s and his wife Jeanine’s lives. Eventually writing poetry suggested itself as part of the recovery. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.