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Author describes doomed voyage

In the summer of 1879 the USS Jeannette sailed from San Francisco in search of the North Pole.

Manuel Gonzalez, a slam poet, recites a poem about Albuquerque during the lunch hour Thursday at the city’s Northwest Transit Center on the West Side. Also performing was the city’s poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Catching the bus and some poems

Most people probably don’t think about verse when they’re waiting for the bus, but that wasn’t the case Thursday during a poetry slam at the city’s Northwest Transit Center on Ellison NW.