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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 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. 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.