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In early Summer 2020, Lynn McGee invited her friends Susana H. Case, in New York City, and William (Bill) Mohr, in Los Angeles, to join her in presenting a virtual reading series featuring poets from both coasts.


In Fall 2021, Bill Mohr stepped down as co-host but continued to support the W-E tech support honorarium for a few months, enabling Madeleine Barnes, a poet friend in Brooklyn, to help out at readings.


Soon after that, Carolyne Lee Wright and Sandy Yannone, both poets in the Seattle area, joined the group as co-hosts.


The current W-E team includes Susana H. Case, Lynn McGee, Carolyne Wright and Sandy Yannone. The team members volunteer their time to curate, host and promote the series, which celebrates poets from a wide range of communities across the U.S., as well as in the Caribbean, England and Argentina. The W-E team looks forward to hosting more readings of poets from outside the U.S., as the series moves forward.

Friend the W-E series on Facebook, to learn of upcoming events. 


W-E readings have proudly presented the following poets. Click on the date to watch a video of the readings that were recorded:

March 19, 2023

Risa Denenberg, Alison Hedge Coke, Mervyn Taylor, Bruce Whitacre 

January 15, 2023

Liz Ahl, Lisa Badner, Lauren Camp, Anne Harding Woodworth

November 13, 2022

Susana H. Case, Andre Bagoo, Philip Memmer, Kim Ports Parsons 

September 11, 2022

Jessica Mookherjee, Beth SKMorris, Eugenia Toledo


July 10, 2022

Abdul Ali, Judith Kerman, Susan Rich

May 15, 2022

Meg Kearney, Raul Sanchez, Elaine Sexton, Margo Taft Stever

March 13, 2022

Anna Leahy, Myra Malkin, David Rigsbee, Sean Singer


January 9, 2022

Andrea Carter, Don Krieger, Heidi Seaborn, Ravi Shankar


November 14, 2021

Kai Coggin, Ed Madden, Connie Post, Carolyne Wright


September 19, 2021

Richard Blanco, Barbara Goldberg, Gustavo Hernandez, Gail Newman


July 18, 2021

Cal Freeman, David Lehman, Michael Montlack, Hilda Raz 


May 16, 2021

Kim Addonizio, Suzanne Cleary, Gary Copeland Lilly, Beth Ruscio 


March 14, 2021

Grace Bauer, Carol Ellis, Erin Murphy, Sandra Yannone


January 17, 2021

Claudia Castro Luna, John Guzlowski, Dayna Patterson, Paul Vangelisti


November 15, 2020

Ellen Bass, Jessica Greenbaum, Bertha Rogers 


September 13, 2020

Allison Blevins, Tina Cane, Robin Myers, Anthony Seidman


July 19, 2020

Kai Coggin, Marsha de la O, liz gonzalez, Gerry LaFemina, Mike the Poet Sonksen, Barbara Ungar 


June 14, 2020

Indran Amirthanayagam, Laurel Ann Bogen, Jennifer Franklin, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Mervyn Taylor, Lynne Thompson

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