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.
Sharon Chmielarz has been published in literary magazines nationwide. Chmielarz has published travel memoirs and three children’s picture books. And she also the winner of the 2012 Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize from Water~Stone Review. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.