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.
Michelle Mathees has received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. The Jerome Foundation, and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Her poems can be found in Pank, Cedar Press Review, Bloomsberg Review, Cerise Press, and others. She currently lives in Duluth. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.
Sidewalk poetry–stamped into the concrete–adorns St. Paul.