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.
Ben Westlie graduated from Bemidji State University in 2006 with a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing. He’s published three chapbooks of poetry. He lives and writes in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.
Talking about harvesting wild rice