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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.


CONGRATULATIONS to my GREAT FIVES ACROSTIC WINNERS


Blog Posted:9/15/2013 3:24:00 AM
WoW, it is so fun to see who did these!!! I have to say, when I read my number one winner by Connie, I just knew this had to be someone who knew ME very well. Connie has known me longer than anyone else on the winners list and she very cleverly described my favorite number FIVE as no other even tried to do!! Sandra, my other number one winner wrote a poem that also hit close to my heart. When I turned fifty, I began feeling the emotions of her poem. That's why I loved hers so much.

My other top poems, OUTSTANDING, and I had no clue who was writing them, Well, I did guess Constance's
Black. Her lovely style is unmistakable, but wow, Kash, what a beauty he gave me with Adieu. I had no clue it was Kash who wrote that one, but I should have guessed since he has been coming up with such gorgeous haiku lately, and his acrostic put me in mind of a haiku/tanka type poem. Another beauty was Shadow's Ivory. I loved how she used interesting examples of objects in that color to depict it. Eileen's Naive was personal and that made it endearing.  Seren's was funny and it very clearly captured the meaning of Bawdy. I loved how Joseph not only described but also SHOWED Rhyme in his acrostic. And I was very taken by the ending line of Tara's Flame acrostic. It made the acrostic much more special than if she had only described a flame all the way through. I have to make  special mention of Fifth by Leonora. (Thanks for sneaking in that cute birthday message to me through your poem, Leonora), and I admired Deb's extra inventive acrostic she did with Sleep. I think she called it palindrome style!

I also want to thank all who supported my contest. A big
Congrats to ALL my great winner. There were two others I really liked but they just had spelling problems and I needed to stick to my guns, so I left them off the list.

THE WINNERS

1  F I V E S  Connie Marcum Wong

l  fifty  Sandra Adams
2  Adieu  kash poet
2  Ivory  Shadow Hamilton
2  NAIVE  Eileen Ghali
3  BAWDY - Seren Roberts
3  FLAME  Tara Andre
3  Black  Broken Wings
3  Rhyme  Joseph May
4  Death  Abdul Malik
4  Sleep  Debbie Guzzi
4  Photo  Frank Polgar
5  Knock--- Carrie Richards
5  NIGHT  nette onclaud
5  Grace Curtis Moorman
5  Ghost jack horne
5  FIFTH  Leonora Galinta
6  SMILE  Vandana Sharma
6  ADORE  Cecilia Macfarlane
6  HORSE acrosticVictoria Anderson-Throop
7  Craze  Reason A. Poteet
7  Amour  Gail Angel Doyle
8  Tenth  Bakari Matano
8  Lover  Rick Zablocki
9  Fifty Ways Richard Lamoureux
9  MARCH  Mystic Rose
10 Adieu  Barbara Gorelick
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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:40:00 AM
    2/9/2014 12:00:00 AM a POEM was featured how do I find the poem and the contest results.I ENTERED A CONTEST ON PALINDROME ? THANKS IF YOU CAN HELP,ME NAVIGATE.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:40:00 AM
    2/9/2014 12:00:00 AM a POEM was featured how do I find the poem and the contest results.I ENTERED A CONTEST ON PALINDROME ? THANKS IF YOU CAN HELP,ME NAVIGATE.

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  1. Date: 9/17/2013 10:19:00 AM
    I'm so so glad that you like my poem for you your birthday my very dear friend Andrea. Thank you so much for placing it in your contest. My heartfelt congratulations to all my fellow winners and you miss celebrity of the month of hosting this wonderful contest. Have a great day! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Andie you know how much trouble I had even following your derections LOL BUT I could have sworn, in the past, you told me you felt, an acrostic had to be about the word used ie: sleep was about sleep? I wish I didn't have that restriction stuck in my mind. I would have done a LONGER verse![probably wasn't even you who said it? I probably heard it some where at some time LOL]

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 9/16/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL!!
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 7:57:00 AM
    what a fantastic trip, andie... my special cheers to everyone!.. thank you for the inspiration..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Congrats to all your winners, Andrea! Acrostics are such a challenge for me, and that's so wonderful how your winners did amazing jobs-- Connie sure does know you!

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Thank you, Andrea............I loved reading what everyone came up with !! Wonderful acrostics everyone!!

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Thank you for my win Andrea and congrats to all winners

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:28:00 AM
    And thanks for this fantastic blog and those inspiring words Andrea:)

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:02:00 AM
    Thanks for my placement Andrea.Congratulations to all the winners!Enjoyed the challenge.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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
Pizza Parlor! PICK your FAVORITE TOPPING/ Food Quiz 7
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 6:05:00 PM
ICE CREAM QUIZ RESULTS
Date Posted: 5/11/2014 12:11:00 AM
Food Quiz 6: 12 Flavors Ice Cream Shoppe
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 10:02:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
6/20/2014a QuickieVersebeach,
6/19/2014I Did It My WaySonnetchildhood,
6/17/2014Summer MoonAcrosticmoon,night,
6/14/2014The Midnight HourTrioletnight,
6/14/2014One Huge FlameRhymeearth,
6/13/2014Say NothingLyricbreak up,
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My Photos


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Fav Poems

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Poem TitleFormCategories
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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Fav Poets

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Grace EunSong Lee Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
daver austin United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
James Foulk United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Mac Donald Canada Flag Canada Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
binibining p.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
David Byrne Ireland Flag Ireland Read
C. L. Thornton United States Flag United States Read
Samir Georges Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Foster Australia Flag Australia Read
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