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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


Winners in my Final Acrostic Contest - Thanks for your Support!
Blog Posted:10/4/2013 11:54:00 PM

 

I sure enjoyed judging my final acrostics contest. I was going to go for one more contest asking for acrostics based on  LONG words, but I think I want to just move on to something new, so look for a new contest to be posted soon. 

As usual, I was looking for great imagery, and most of the top placed poems used very beautiful imagery. I hope you will like them as much as I did!! Here are my winners. Congratulations to you all:

1 October - Kelly Deschler

 2 Sunrise    Sandra Adams

 2 FIREFLY-  nette onclaud

 3 ELASTIC- Carrie Richards

 3 Freedom   craig cornish

 3 Evening     kash poet

4 vampire       jack horne

4 Harmony - Francine Roberts

4 Embrace    Sara Kendrick

4 Wrinkle - Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

5 SEVENTH   Leonora Galinta

5 Silence     Vandana Sharma

5 RUNAWAY Cecilia Macfarlane

5 Country    Richard Lamoureux

5 Hurried -    David Fisher

6 Dreamed    Gail Angel Doyle

6 PRAYERS    Curtis Moorman

7 Actress      robert johnson

7 Gourmet    Joyce Johnson

8 Elation -   Debbie Guzzi

8 Latrine      Robert L. Hinshaw

9 'JEALOUS' Wilma Neels

9 Mermaid   Joseph May

10 Senate   cecil hickman

10 MYSTERY Tara Andre

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you Andrea for my placement in your contest :)

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 12:29:00 PM
    Thank you so much Andrea for my placement in your acrostic contest... I enjoyed the inspiration :) Congrats to all of the winners! Lots of good acrostics in your contest!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Thank you so much for my placement my dear friend Andrea. My hearty congratulations to all my fellow winners & to u as well my dear friend for hosting this inspiring contest. I did enjoyed your contest. Again thank you so much. Cheers & big hugs to all! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:46:00 PM
    congrats to all............... love ~SKAT~

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Hi Andrea! Thank you very, very much for placing my poem in first! It was unexpected, because I have never written an acrostic poem before! You put a smile on my face today! :) Congratulations to all of the winners!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Thanks so much Andrea......and thanks for liking my less serious version of your contest.....I took a chance to be silly !! Congrats to all !!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:53:00 AM
    Thanks Andrea and congrats to all--I must go read them.

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Andrea, thanks so much for my winning place in my contest and I'd like to give a Big congratulations to the rest of the winners as well. Kudos!! oxox Gail

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 4:38:00 AM
    your challenge was fun, andie.. it took me days to think of a word!.. cheers to all winners and participants, and thanks for allowing me to stretch my wings!... :) hugggs

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:50:00 AM
    thank you for my placement Andrea, congrats to all the winners

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Ruben, I tried so hard to make sure everyone had followed the rules. geeez. Oh well, I can't do anything about it. I tried to go back to the list but could not figure out how to remove it, and anyway, i liked it, so it's not a big deal.

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:25:00 AM
    I've been pregnant...sucked every creative impulse out of me with all my energy! My little guy is 4 months old now. Thanks for the welcome back. I'm happy to be back...:))

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 10/5/2013 12:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Congratulations and all the best to you, your family, and, specially, to your little guy. God bless him.
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:10:00 AM
    Congratulations to all the winners! ... oh ... oh ... : D I think I saw a six letters title! Don't hate me, please! : D

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    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders Date: 10/5/2013 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I actually went back to count my letters! LOL...
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
    I'm thrilled to see my name on your winner's list, Andrea! Thanks for the placement in my first contest this year. Congrats to all the winners! Love and blessings, Rhonda

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 10/5/2013 12:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Where have you been, Rhonda? : ) It's nice to see you; welcome back.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 10/5/2013 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Where have you bee, Rhonda? : ) It's nice to see you; welcome back.

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4/14/2014Spring LassesQuintain (English)spring,
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