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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.


Loved My Winners' List


Blog Posted:8/22/2013 3:45:00 PM
OOPs, I saw after I listed winners, I had let through a few that did not quite follow a few of my rules. Sorry about that. It isn't quite fair to the other HM's, some of whom followed those particular rules perfectly. Just wanted everyone to know how much I enjoyed reading the poems entered into my contest. If you have any questions about your placements or about not being placed at all, just let me know and I can explain why I didn't place your poem or why I placed it on the list the way I did. Thanks to all those who supported this contest!

In my next contest, punctuation probably won't be such a distraction for me. I am going to have a contest in which you will have to write a very short poem! Get your acrostic thinking caps on and be ready for when I post it!!
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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 12:20:00 PM
    a wonderful fest, andie... congrats to all who entered and thank you for the inspiration...:) huggs

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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Belated hearty congratulations with my biggest hugs to all the winners and to our dear friend Andrea for hosting this very wonderful & inspiring contest. I, too was inspired by this contest but my entry was late ;)). Hope you'll go & critique it if you've time. Again, thank you so much & Congratulations! Have a nice wkend to all! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Andrea, thanks so much for my placement in your wonderful and inspiring contest, Constance

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Have you seen my picture perfect poem? I was unable to meet the deadline, missing it by one minute. I am curious though as to how well I would have done in the contest. I am sure there are punctuation errors because of my hurry. I'm terrible at it anyway.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:11:00 PM
    Thanks, you guys!

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:01:00 PM
    I ditto what Carrie says here!

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:53:00 PM
    Thanks you Andrea......I know you always go the extra mile as a judge, to be fair. Thanks so much and congrats to all !

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 8/22/2013 11:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carrie, thanks for that. I could kick myself for a few things that I let get past me!! I was just too much in a hurry while doing it.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:47:00 PM
    by the way you Rock, xox~ Linda

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Andrea, I have a question... Why am I placed 8th place.. and Not 10th... LOL, I did not even put the word Effort into your contest...((all I did was change the title)) Sorry, but that is the truth:-) Anyways... I am so so so glad you adored my picture perfect poem. I forgot the original title...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 8/22/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PD, to answer your question, I decided not to care about punctuation or the lack of it, and I was being a stickler mainly for spelling and grammar and as I recall, you did fine in those two areas. In the future I hope to do a contest JUST on comma usage. Hmmm, maybe you won't do so well in that one. hahaha. Luv ya!!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:50:00 PM
    congrats to all the winners and thanks, my friend : )

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Prayers for Lucilla
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 6:30:00 PM
Winners of Let's Get Technical Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 11:50:00 AM
TALKING TUNAS, DISNEY, Planet of the APES. WASSUP tonight?
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 9:20:00 PM
What a SMALL World. This is a Mystery to me!!
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 11:34:00 PM
IT'S "WEIRD AL" TEACHING GRAMMAR: You have to see this!!!
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 4:47:00 PM
Awesome Acrostics/ Congrats to all my winners
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 12:03:00 AM
PLEASE check your acrostic poems/ Tidy up spelling, etc.
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 11:41:00 AM
An Actually Interesting thing I Found in the ADS of Soup
Date Posted: 7/3/2014 10:01:00 PM
WHO WANTS TO SEE ME DANCE (My new favorite YOUTUBE video)
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 12:31:00 AM
1 In 4 is Judged: LOVED READING THEM!!!
Date Posted: 6/28/2014 10:22:00 PM
Beautiful Winners of Favorite Bodies (of Water)
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 12:30:00 AM
My Favorite Soup Feature/ Do you Know How it Works?
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 1:51:00 PM
My GREAT day/ What is YOUR idea of a Beautiful Friday?
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 9:13:00 PM
Centering & Italics for Dummies (that included me too at one time!!!)
Date Posted: 6/3/2014 8:00:00 PM
Two Ways to Reply/ Can Soup have Lessons on How to Function here?
Date Posted: 6/1/2014 8:12:00 PM
What Body of Water are You & What Does it Mean?
Date Posted: 5/30/2014 11:24:00 PM
Choose Your Favorite Body. . .
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 8:20:00 PM
My CLERIHEW WINNERS
Date Posted: 5/25/2014 9:17:00 PM
A Message from Francine Roberts
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 1:06:00 AM
YAYYYY For Survivor's TONY the COP/ What's YOUR favorite show??
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 1:54:00 AM
Final FOOD Test RESULTS. Happy Sunday, Guys!!!
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 11:51:00 AM
Experimenting with posting pictures or Links/ a Cronut & my Food Test
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 11:26:00 AM
LAST FOOD QUIZ!!
Date Posted: 5/17/2014 12:42:00 AM
Does Anyone Remember......?
Date Posted: 5/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
The PIZZA TEST RESULTS & MORE
Date Posted: 5/15/2014 12:22:00 AM

My Poems

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7/30/2014And Then Are Times -Verselove,
7/29/2014In the Clouds entryHaikunature,wind,
7/27/2014Thinking of TurtlesFree verseanalogy,boyfriend,
7/26/2014Passion's FlowerVerseflower,passion,
7/26/2014Kind HavenRondeauhome,
7/25/2014Above the CloudsSonnetlife,love,
7/23/2014Mall Shysters' MagicSenryuwomen,
7/23/2014Early Bird's New MottoCoupletadventure,animal,
7/21/2014A Poem in ParadiseSonnetpoetry,
7/20/2014Stripping the DreamHaikudream,
7/18/2014The Door to WayraVersemagic,places,
7/16/2014The Scent of WaterTrioletromantic,
7/13/2014Rio De JaneiroFree verseculture,
7/12/2014The Third Wish - A CharmVersebaby,
7/10/2014That Evening On the PierVersefriendship,nostalgia,
7/9/2014The Most BeautifulSijobeautiful,
7/8/2014WindAlliterationwind,
7/6/2014Freya's PeaceSonnetpoets,
7/5/2014Goethe's PathVerseappreciation,nature,
6/30/2014Mortality's Own FriendTrioletmemory,
6/28/2014One Day's MagicTankapeople,
6/25/2014Silly SallyLimerickfunny,
6/23/2014StarsVersenight,
6/22/2014A Positive PoemTrioletnature,
6/20/2014The Hills Are AliveEthereenature,tree,
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The StoneElegydeath,love,
A Winter NightLyricimagination,nature,
ViolinPersonificationdeath,love,rose,
Just wait and seeFree versenature,science,space,
My White Lace TableclothNarrativefamily,forgiveness,friend
A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) .Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAYRhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
A Pirate JayLight Poetryanimals,
Divine SplendorBlank verseintrospection,nature,scie
BROTHER - BILLYNarrativebrother,childhood,family,
UmbrellaPersonificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
You played mePersonificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of TimeFree versenature
JINGLEFree versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSENarrativemysterylight,light,
TRANSCENDENCETankafantasy,imagination,natur
My Partner, my LifeFree versehusband,loveme,
Spaces .... The Earth Moved .....Imagismlove
December Sun .Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the WindFree versenature
FootstepsFree versefatherme,me,
If everFree verselove
Dreams like Light-Waves Prose Poetryimaginationautumn,
A fantsy worldHaiku 
Borrowed SweetnessSenryugirlfriend-boyfriend
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