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.
Ryan Vine is a Duluth poet. He is a Professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica. And Ryan Vine has been widely published including in such poetry standard bearers as the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.