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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.


Merry Christmas And Happy New Year Pleiades Contest Judged


Blog Posted:1/5/2017 8:52:00 PM


Thanks so much to everyone who participated. I left off only six people from the winners' list and it was for one of two reasons: incorrect syllable count or in the case of one person, the use of their name on the poem. I checked Howmanysyllables.com to be sure I counted the incorrect poems' syllables correctly and even double checked with Soup's counter to give the benefit of doubt. Some of those that got left off the winners' list were really cute, but since syllable count is one of the major aspects of Pleiades form, I needed to be strict about it. 

I loved all the poems on the list, and it was very difficult to arrive at one first place poem, so I went with one I found quite clever and unique: Scrooge! 

I will go give my personal congratulations as soon as I can. I might not be able to do it tonight. Sorry if I left you off my list. Please ask me in a Soupmail if you can't find where your syllable count was wrong.

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  1. Date: 1/9/2017 2:37:00 AM
    Thank you very much, Andrea:) it sure was a fun contest:) congratulations to all the winners:)

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  1. Date: 1/7/2017 12:17:00 AM
    Loved the contest! Thanks for sponsoring it! Hugs...Kim

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/7/2017 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you liked it, Kim. Thanks for participating.
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 11:06:00 PM
    Thank you so very much for my placement, Andrea, congratulations to all the winners Hugs Eve

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/7/2017 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome and thanks for your sweet poem, Eve.
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 10:30:00 AM
    Andrea, I enjoyed writing for your creative Pleiades Contest and appreciate my placement. So many good poems, and congrats to all your winners! Hugs, Sandra

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/7/2017 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, so many great poems, including yours!
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 8:26:00 AM
    Andrea, thanks so much for my wonderful placement, so honored and congratulations to all your winners ~

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/7/2017 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You did great, Constance. Thanks for your entry.
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 7:51:00 AM
    Thanks for my placement and a great contest Andrea:-) my congrats to all the winners:-) hugs jan xx

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/7/2017 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome, Jan. Thanks for participating.

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