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.
Doris Stengel grew up on the North Dakota prairie, and then moved to the woods and lakes of Minnesota. She’s been a high school teacher and has mentored students in poetry from elementary school through college. She belongs to Heartland Poets in Brainerd, The League of Minnesota Poets, The National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and has served as President of each of these organizations. Doris Stengel’s latest collection of poems, “Small Town Lines,” was released in 2012. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.
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