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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.

Ceela McElveny, an executive at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, leads a Lean In Circle group, one of more than 18,000 worldwide that support principles of “Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Lean In Circles build confidence

Lean In Circles are building confidence and courage — and landing raises and promotions — for NM women