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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.


Most Recent Blog Post


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OCTOBER 5 BABIES
Blog Posted:10/3/2013 3:45:00 PM

 

Hmmm, i was thinking it was the 4th and then I saw my school calender and realized,I almost missed doing a BIG BIRTHDAY GREETING for my OCT. 5 friends. Leonora already mentioned the October birthdays. From one of her previous blogs I discovered it was the birthday of Leonora herself as well as that of Iolanda and SandyIvy. Hope you guys are enjoying your day!! And i hope I got that right. It's your birthday, right??

OOPs, I previously posted the name of another poetess here but just found out I got it wrong, so I will do another blog for her later this month!!

Happy birthday all you lovely ladies!!!
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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 5:15:00 AM
    Happy birthday to all birthday celebrants this month of October. You are all great. Have a blessed day to all of you :)

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 4:27:00 AM
    happy blooming day to all october gals and guys on soup.. you are simply terrific!.. keep on rockin':) huggs

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  1. Date: 10/4/2013 5:33:00 PM
    Hello, my very dear friend Andrea & everyone here! Good morning! I woke up so early today because of my birthday! ;)))). I came here last night after coming home so late after the early celebration of my b-day here) with my colleagues/friends (since we're not going to school anymore this Sat & I was convinced to celebrate it earlier w/ them )but I couldn't open the soup. Thank you thank you so much for your warm & lovely greetings through this awesome birthday blogs! THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL! Biggest HUGS FROM ME! Happy happy birthday also to SandyIvy, and Iolanda. Again, wishing you all the best! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 9:18:00 PM
    OMG. am I going crazy? I could have sworn my calendar at school said the 5th. So I was off by two days!! hahaha. Just came here and realized everything is showing as Oct. 3 today. Good grief. Well, in any event. Thanks for responding to my early Birthday blog, guys!!

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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Happy Birthday to these wonderful poets and fellow libras...so sweet of you to post that Andrea :)

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    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta Date: 10/4/2013 7:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAPPY HAPPY B-DAY IN ADVANCE MY DEAR FRIEND SANDRA! BIG HUGS TO U FROM ME!
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Happy birthday Sandra, happy birthday Leo...and Sandy...hugs...linda

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    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta Date: 10/4/2013 7:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much my dearest sis! You as well, your birthday comes very soon. Happy happy advance!
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 4:24:00 PM
    Happy Birthday guys and many many more!! Hugs and love, Gail PS: Thanks Andrea for this blog.

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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 3:47:00 PM
    Is there any one else I am forgetting for today? It's so cool to see all these "5" poets. You guys got a GREAT number for your birthday number!

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    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta Date: 10/4/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You as well my very dear friend Andrea. That reminded me of your birthday. Big big hugs from me.

My Past Blog Posts

 
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
DESSERTS RESULTS
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 9:03:00 AM
Food Quiz 5: YUMMY DESSERTS
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 3:33:00 PM
The SOUPER Results for Food Quiz #4
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 5:31:00 PM
"SOUPER" Easy Food Quiz #4: your favorite SOUP
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 5:33:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
7/3/2014What I GaveEthereemarriage,
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,
6/12/2014The Summer FlingSijopassion,
6/10/2014The Soup is OnLight Poetrysong,
6/7/2014Ghost Rider in VegasSonnetnostalgia,people,
6/6/2014DestinyHaikudark,
6/5/2014SandVersetime,
6/4/2014A Letter To - - -Quatrainpoetess,
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Fav Poems

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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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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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