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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.


HELP!!! something weird with my internet


Blog Posted:1/26/2013 7:38:00 AM
Hi, guys, something really weird is going on with my internet service. It keeps going on and off, on and off. I will be in the middle of seeing poems and then try to reply and not be able to. It’s not just at Soup but anywhere I try to go.

I keep getting notices from our Wifi server saying “internet connected” and then “internet disconnected” and when I try to call Comcast, there is too long a wait, so I am thinking it must be on their end?

Has this ever happened for any of you? It sounds like my server, doesn’t it? Well, I hope to see your poetry soon. I am such a Soup addict it is killing me not to respond to my comments or check things out here like I ordinarily do!

You guys are the greatest. If you don’t see me around too much this weekend, now you know why! And if I even get this posted it will be a miracle, because I will have to use a small window of opportunity when I am allowed to go online!!


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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Come to find out, it was our Wi fi moden!! I guess it had locked up!! Comcast was just fine!

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Hope you get it taken care of soon Andrea..internet disruption can be a pain for sure! Especially when it keeps ya from the Soup!Congratulations on all your latest wins! luv,Deb

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 12:52:00 PM
    I finally got a hold of Comcast and I think they may have resolved it for me. It's nothing to do with Soup. Harry, I feel bad for you how slow you have to go. I had that problem years ago when I had a bad internet server. Maybe you can change your server? Right now I am happy because I am not being thrown off. Does anyone know what makes it happen in the first place before Comcast refreshes the modem for you??

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Hi Andrea; This is really bad. It happened to me one day. I was trying to connect with my bank, but nothing happened. It just kept going off. But it is kind of slow and I'm suppose to have hih speed Internet. I hope they fix it, Lucilla

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:30:00 AM
    andrea my soup is so slow now, sometimes it takes over 5 minutes per comment....other aspect on the net seem to be ok...

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Andrea it's a pain in the backside when that happens..stay cool...David

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Right now I am on, as you can see, but if things keep going as usual, I won't be able to see anything in another minute or two. Congrats to all recent poetry winners and I hope I am back up soon!!

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7/19/2016 Reflecting Tetractyswriting,
7/17/2016 To a Firefly Coupletinsect,
7/16/2016 Where Mother Nature Sunbathes Quintain (Sicilian)nature,
7/15/2016 Forever in Your Eyes Acrosticlove,
7/14/2016 Limerence Acrosticlove,
7/13/2016 Three Keys to Loving Him Has She Kyriellelove,
7/11/2016 Make a Wish Quintain (English)faith,
7/10/2016 My Nephew's New Baby Tetractysfamily,
7/9/2016 The Final Setback Senryubullying,
7/8/2016 Being Human Acrosticjoy,
7/6/2016 Answering Your Query Rhymelife,
7/4/2016 It Was a Beautiful Affair Quatrainbetrayal,love,
7/4/2016 My Big Mistake Sonnetmarriage,
7/4/2016 Dead Animals are Everywhere Limerickhumorous,
7/2/2016 Man's Evil Painted Red Quatrainbetrayal,history,
6/30/2016 Pretty Talker Sonnetwoman,
6/29/2016 Ecstasy Acrosticfood,passion,
6/28/2016 Magic in My Garden Quatrainmagic,
6/28/2016 Clarity in a Treasure Box Versememory,
6/27/2016 Cynosure Quaternlove hurts,
6/26/2016 On This Serene Red Parasol Beach Day Kyriellebeach,
6/25/2016 Introspection Acrostictruth,
6/23/2016 Her Words are Minced Villanellewords,
6/23/2016 Part 2, Fully Booked Dodoitsulove,night,peace,
6/22/2016 I Have to Believe That One Day Kyriellelove,
6/22/2016 I Slipped on a Teardrop and Landed Coupletfriendship,life,
6/21/2016 JUNKED Acrosticcar,
6/20/2016 Creepo Mortician Who Loved the Graveyard Shift Trioletaddiction,
6/20/2016 An Interlude Amidst a Dissonance Sonnetfantasy,sound,
6/18/2016 Animus: the Guy in Me Sonnetme,
6/18/2016 A Place No One Likes to Be Sonnetpain,
6/17/2016 The Bluest Rose Villanelleblue,rose,
6/16/2016 A Desperate Housewife - in limerick form Limerickadventure,wife,
6/13/2016 A Sunny Beach Free verseanti bullying,
6/13/2016 From Cousins to Nieces and Nephews Monorhymefamily,
6/11/2016 Fully Booked 1 Rhymehorror,
6/11/2016 The Distant Things Sonnetlife,
6/10/2016 My Cousin Chaos Limerickwriting,
6/10/2016 Fireworks Rhymeholiday,summer,
6/8/2016 Colors of Love Coupletcolor,love,
6/7/2016 Rain Free verselife,
6/6/2016 Refrain on the Sixth - A Tiny Crystal Ball Free versefuture,
6/5/2016 My Crazy Dream Pantoumdream,romance,youth,
6/3/2016 Summer Solstice - My Midsummer Dream Sonnetsummer,
6/1/2016 That Colorful Drug Sijocreation,
6/1/2016 Welcome to the World of Worldly Quatrainevil,
5/31/2016 It Was in September - FIVE WORDS Free versebeauty,poetry,romance,
5/30/2016 Glass Art Haiku Trio Haikubeautiful,
5/28/2016 Quatrains for Cupani Rhymeflower,
5/27/2016 My Cat Tankaaddiction,cat,
5/26/2016 A Response to Slipping Away Quaternfeelings,love hurts,
5/25/2016 Feeding the Ducklings Quatraingirl,
5/24/2016 A Father Is Trioletfather daughter,father so
5/23/2016 Come Out and Play, you Creatures of the Night Quaternnature,night,
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5/21/2016 Along the Shady Paths of Vivid Green Narrativesad,
5/20/2016 Butterfly Memories Quaternmemory,poetry,
5/19/2016 Sad Dizain Dizainsad,
5/18/2016 At the Mountains of Madness Free verselost love,
5/17/2016 Sweet Summer Triolet Trioletnature,summer,
5/16/2016 Tree-Gazing Monorhymetree,
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5/10/2016 A Tanka for My Future Tankafuture,
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5/3/2016 When Heaven and Earth Wept Trioletangel,war,
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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Stone Elegydeath,love,
A Winter Night Lyricimagination,nature,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Just wait and see Free versenature,science,space,
My White Lace Tablecloth Narrativefamily,forgiveness,friend
A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) . Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Rhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
A Pirate Jay Light Poetryanimals,
Divine Splendor Blank verseintrospection,nature,scie
BROTHER - BILLY Narrativebrother,childhood,family,
Umbrella Personificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
You played me Personificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of Time Free versenature
JINGLE Free versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSE Narrativemysterylight,light,
TRANSCENDENCE Tankafantasy,imagination,natur
My Partner, my Life Free versehusband,
Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
December Sun . Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
Footsteps Free versefatherme,me,
If ever Free verselove
Dreams like Light-Waves Prose Poetryimaginationautumn,
A fantsy world Haiku 
Borrowed Sweetness Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend
SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka) Tankanature
Aquatic Mood Senryudepression,
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Perfect Nature Haikunature
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Positive Perspective Tankainspirational
My Pilot Light Verseinspirational,introspecti
Love's Echos Free verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
For Wifey Rhymeloveme,love,me,i love you
Alabaster Night Free versenature,planet,sea,
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
" Ike and Jane "- sequence 2 Light Poetryfunny,love,wifeme,me,time
Pretty orchids Free versecaregiving,happiness,hope
Even a Sparrow Soars Free verseanimals
My Piano Knows Versedevotion,happiness,holida
Dancing with the Stars Free versenature,scienceblue,
The Unrequited Mantra Free versedevotion,hope,lost love,l
Dreaming for Reality Free verseintrospection,lifeme,me,s
FIG TREE, NEW YEAR'S DAY Narrativenaturewinter,winter,new y
Poets At-Large Free verselife,
to know you Free versedevotion,husband
Moved to Tears by Josh Groban Versemusic,on writing and word
sequence-SONNET Lanternelife,love,on writing and
Reflections Free versehappiness,life,lovesun,
Somber Is the Color of The Day Free verseday,light,me,winter,words
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
The Word Weaver Free verseintrospection,lifeme,
Each Day a Gift Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Contrary Kisses Free verseinspirational,introspecti
She Waits... Free verseart,hopelonging,
Blue Heaven Haikunature
A DEATH IN THE SUN Free versehope,seasons
My Reason For Living Free versehusband
Terra Firma Haikunature,science,time
How Could I have Known Free versehusband,love,mystery
True Poetry in Motion? Free verseinspirationalmay,
Frozen in Time Free verseseasonssnow,snow,
FORGOTTEN TREASURE Light Poetryadventure,art,beauty,enco
Putting on Makeup Rhymeintrospection,sad,
Desire Light Poetrylife,lost love,love,
Love? Bah! Rhymelost love,lovelove,
Real Life Shoe Fable Clerihewhusband
BLACK and BLUE Rhymeabuse,funny,husband,me,
More Than A Dream Free versededication,holiday,intros
Foreboding Haikumystery,nature
A Song at Sunrise Coupletfaithsong,song,
BEAT OUT THE RHYTHM Rhymefunny
What Do The Stars Tell A Lover's Heart Free verseadventure,fantasy,happine
The green checkered face Free versefood,happinessheart,heart
Play It Free verseinspirational,love,music,
Twilight's Fading Light Free verselife,nature
Marble in Columns on Green Coupletbrother,daughter,father,h
I Will Be Strong Free verseangst,husband,lossme,
The Beauty of Yore Free versenostalgia
Wandering Soul Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Sunset on Galway Bay (Haiku No. 34) Haikuinspirational
TRANSFORMATION I do not know?allegory
If You Are Lonely Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Time Out Free versedepression,devotion,fanta
Winter Promise Free versenature
The Man on Brunswick Drive Free verseintrospection,people
I Am..(Tagged by raul, now i'm tagging Elaine george). Free verseintrospectionbeautiful,be
Brown Sands Lyricintrospection,lifemystery
Dancing at a Temple Rhymedevotion,
DAYBREAK UP HIGH Free verseinspirational
Tea For Two Free verseintrospectionme,me,
Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
PAPER I do not know?allegoryme,
NINE O'CLOCK Limerickfunny
Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons
Lazy Day Free verselife,nature
I Was Me Biolife,
The First Kiss or That Darn Ann Landers Lyricme,nostalgia,song,travel,
Falling Stars Free versestar,

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Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
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binibining P.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Samir Georges Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Foster Australia Flag Australia Read
Nick Bagnall United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Edwin Baldwin United States Flag United States Read
linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
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harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Travis Tapley United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Rauwolfia Ra South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sharon Tideswell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
Carol Fillmore Canada Flag Canada Read
Jerri Ward United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
Gwendolen Rix United States Flag United States Read
Tony Lane United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
gautami phookan India Flag India Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Matt Hunt United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Yesha Shah India Flag India Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
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Matthew Anish United States Flag United States Read
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Lizzie Treetop Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Ludden United States Flag United States Read
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Gert W. Knop Germany Flag Germany Read
Sean Kelly Ireland Flag Ireland Read
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Therese Bacha Canada Flag Canada Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Red OMara Australia Flag Australia Read
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richard ferry United States Flag United States Read
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Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
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Mark Peterson United States Flag United States Read
Stephen Kilmer United States Flag United States Read
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Vassilis Comporozos Greece Flag Greece Read
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