I'm Riley.

At the end of my second year of college, I decided that if I wanted to be a poet I needed to be more serious in my writing. I couldn't just write when I felt like it and I couldn't wait for inspiration. I needed to practice. I felt a blog would hold me accountable. 

I post three original poems a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (previously Monday, Wednesday, Saturday). They have usually been edited once or twice before making their way to being posted. Some of my favorite and most edited poems do not appear online because I am trying to get them published. Poems are also, sometimes, deleted from my blog for editing and submitting. I use this space for quantity (over quality) so that I can practice my writing. I believe that practice does not make perfect, but it does make better. 

Sometimes on Fridays I will post a poem from an outside author. Feel free to send me your poetry for consideration in this series -- or just because you want me to read it! If you have an idea of a poem you want me to write (for the blog or commissioned for you) please contact me in the Contact tab.