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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

New Contest and Gingerbread Man Personality Test

Blog Posted:12/23/2012 9:34:00 AM
First, Thanks to those who took my previous Christmas personality quiz. I managed to find a reindeer and a Santa Claus among the group! MY previous blog reveals the personality of my several poetry soup friends who took my challenge.

Second, if you have not looked since last night at the member contest page, I have put up a new contest which I hope will be interesting to the poets here. It's called A CATCH-PHRASE DAZZLER: 1 IN 5 CHOICE. I give you five different 5-line forms to choose from and five different catch phrases from which to choose for your title and theme. Not too difficult. Hope you will check it out.

Finally, a small personality quiz for you. HOW DO YOU EAT A GINGERBREAD MAN? In other words, which part do you attack FIRST? 

A The head
B The legs
C The right arm
D The left arm

Choose just one answer and I will reveal what it means later!!! (and don't reply that you eat the whole thing all at once. that would just show you are a ravenous pig!) Actually, I am not a fan of gingerbread, but I tried to think which part of the body I would eat first and my answer was true what it said about me!
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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 1:49:00 PM
    I doubt whether I have ever tasted it.I would have liked to eat it at one go!!

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 1:47:00 PM
    I am smiling at Rachel's comment below ~(o_0)

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 11:22:00 AM
    I dislike eating the cookie that looks like a little man so I would eat the legs first. Not a fan of gingerbread but if I had to do it the legs would be the first to go. I will try and stay away from all those extra sweets this year.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:35:00 PM
    I eat the head first, its just easier that way. I too don't care much for gingerbread cookies, but I'll eat them!

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 8:20:00 PM
    Hi, guys, I'm just peeking here and can't stay, but tomorrow I will put up the results and also results for the latecomers to my previous contest! btw, I thought David's answer down here was just hilarious.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 7:59:00 PM
    I go.for the head.Merry Xmas with best wishes dear friend.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 5:55:00 PM
    I eat the right leg first. LOL sounds so silly. Merry Christmas, Andrea. Will check out your contest. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 5:30:00 PM
    Hi, Andrea! Good morning! I'll take the legs first ;) Thank you and have a great Christmas and New Year to you and your family!

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 5:19:00 PM
    checked out the contest, ( another thing in common, 5 has always been my favourite number) great phrases, I haven't written anything in quite sometime, but I will give this one a whirl, hope it doesn't fill up too fast as it may be Boxing Day before I get a chance to write unless something comes to me tonight

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 4:48:00 PM
    i too the head, cannot stand those eyes looking at me,

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 4:14:00 PM
    The legs first, Merry Xmas

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 3:30:00 PM
    probably the head first...mean, naughty andrea, running a new contest slap bang in the middle of the chaotic festivities! I'll have to see if the family allow me any peace and relaxation to concentrate! haha

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 2:21:00 PM

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 1:22:00 PM
    I'm going with C...

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 1:20:00 PM
    I always start with the head! hohoho:-) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family,Andrea!

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 12:03:00 PM
    Andrea I always eat the legs first so he can't get away from me........

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    Papyri Avatar Fiery Papyri Date: 12/23/2012 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 11:34:00 AM
    I'd start with the---ooppps--not a choice, but then it is a gingerbread man after all---soooo hmmmm--I'm like Cyndi--the head!!

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Hi my dear friend Andrea! Merry merry Christmas! I'm so sorry if I've missed your quiz! I'm really busy this coming Christmas for so many practices in choir and dances for the programs all for church this time. So, I might be more free after 25th (hope so ;). Your contest is very exciting! Well, i'll try to study the rules next time. I hope I can write one for your contest. Thank you so much! love always, Leonora

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/23/2012 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    so do THIS quiz, silly. It's just one quick answer!!!
  1. Date: 12/23/2012 10:20:00 AM
    Don't really eat them Andy. I get my little nephew one each week. I always ask him which bit he will eat first and he asks me which I would eat first. I tell him the legs and he says that's what he does and then he bites off the head lol so I will say leg if I eat one xx

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, Merry Christmas! I am rather wacky from lack of sleep and had to star at your simple quiz like it was rocket science. LOL. Umm, I think I usually go for the head. I wonder if that means I'm a head-case. Hee hee and ho ho ho. Hugs from Cyndi

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My Poems

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9/13/2014How Poetry BeganQuatrainnature,poetry,
9/12/2014This Autumn DayRhymeautumn,
9/11/2014How Easy Are Earth GirlsSonnetbio,
9/11/2014Boy at the Fair - Well, I DeclareNarrativechild,
9/9/2014I Leave You a KissTrioletdaughter,
9/8/2014Words From a DandelionChastushkafunny,
9/8/2014This Autumn NightRhymeautumn,
9/6/2014My PrayerFree verseprayer,
9/6/2014The Mirror in the Other RoomRhymeage,
9/4/2014Nuts for the FallHaikuautumn,
9/3/2014A Legendary LoveRhymelost love,
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8/30/2014The Best of EdutainmentVersehumorous,technology,
8/27/2014On the Paseo Del RioHaikuromantic,
8/26/2014The Superb CommentLimerickhumorous,
8/25/2014Where Once We PlayedKyrielleplaces,
8/24/2014Through the MistOttava rimanature,
8/22/2014Do I Have to Say ItFree versewrite,
8/21/2014Summer Reveries - More than DreamsRhymesummer,
8/21/2014The MarkTriolettrust,
8/18/2014Tale of a Witch - Modern DayQuatrainwoman,
8/17/2014Ah, WanderlustRondeautravel,youth,
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8/14/2014Oh Goddess MoonVersemoon,
8/12/2014Balancing the LoadRhymeclothes,

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