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.
John Berryman was a widely known poet, and teacher at the University of Minnesota. This is a recording of John Berryman reading his poem titled “Dream Song #1 – Huffy Henry Hid the Day.” The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.
Black Men Reading is a North Minneapolis book club and study group modeled after groups that formed in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. For more than 10 years, Black Men Reading (which also includes women) has been meeting regularly to read and discuss literature, building role models in the Black community. KFAI producer Will Wright attended a session, and met Ezra Hyland, the group’s facilitator.