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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.


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Blog Posted:10/7/2013 4:54:00 PM
that salty is also an internet slang or acronym for upset, annoyed or embarrassed? Have any of you ever used it in that way? I was thinking how to get more people to write a short poem for me, so I looked up salty and found these three main definitions:
1. Of, containing, or seasoned with salt. 2. Suggestive of the sea or sailing life. 3. Witty; pungent; earthy: salty humor.  Also it can mean "somewhat shocking"~~ though I never heard it used that way before. 

It might be easy to think of many things to write about with "Sweet" but I look forward to getting some "Salty" entries because I love salty things!! 

Remember, you don't have to write with one of those two adjectives in the context of food. Your poem can be something like definition two or three of "salty" above here or you can write about anything that you find sweet, or adorable. I added a new form of poetry to the contest list. You may also use five rhyming couplets if you please. And you may write about BOTH salty and sweet or you may just choose one of those adjectives. 

And if you want to tell me on this blog right now, do you consider your taste to be salty or sweet? I like sweet but I lean more toward salty!!
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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 8:48:00 AM
    thanks for all your comments, guys!! I enjoyed finding out your preference!

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  1. Date: 10/9/2013 5:32:00 AM
    SWEET- SWEET - SWEET :))))

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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Mostly salt, rarely sweet, with a little dash of pepper...

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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 12:06:00 PM
    I'm salty for sure...and not just because I'm covered in sweat about half the time. I don't like sweets....haha...I know...BLASPHEMY!!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/11/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    O's are the born hunters of society. I just knew you had to be an O.
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 10/10/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So, the stick made it, huh? Yeah I was calling it a walking stick but I guess the proper term would be hiking staff. Glad you like it! And yes, I'm an O blood type. I like vanilla ice cream sometimes and my mom's apple pie...not cake..not chocolate...:(
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/8/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Verrrry interesting. You don't like any kind of sweets at all?? I hope you are an O blood type at least, with all that meat you love to hunt and eat!! (I am wondering if the walking stick is at my door when I get home today!!!)
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 12:30:00 AM
    i'm really holding on between slaty and sweet, andie.. i like both though i'm a choco girl; then again, i do crave for salty treats.. let me fix my brain, lol...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/8/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YOu sound like me!!
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 11:09:00 PM
    OMG it is chocolate all the way. Don't show me the salt but bring on the sugar. Anything sweet is my treat. LOL Now you have me craving chocolate. SWEETS all the way for me. love phyl

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/8/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha, you are lost in love with chocolate
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:49:00 PM
    I love all your comments here, especially the poetic way you talked about sweet and salty, frank. Why don't you use that eloquence for a little poem for my contest? Oh, yes, Rhonda, have you had the pretzel icecream put out by Ben and Jerry's. With peanut butter and chocolate? To die for!!!

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:06:00 PM
    I'm crazy for sugar but there's something wonderful about the combination of sweet and salty. I can't resist a chocolate covered pretzel!

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:47:00 PM
    Hello Andrea, I read a salty poem today... i like the theme of this blog... I'll look into it later.... AGAIN... Linda

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:32:00 PM
    I'm a saline junky!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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MY THIRD TANKA CONTEST WINNERS
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Date Posted: 2/23/2015 1:58:00 AM
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MY NEWEST CONTEST: You Choose Your OWN theme/Questions?
Date Posted: 2/10/2015 1:25:00 AM
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Date Posted: 2/8/2015 12:36:00 AM
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My Yummy Epulaeryu Winners & Nette's Poem (Not seen for a glitch)
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Date Posted: 10/25/2014 1:42:00 AM
My Most Amazing Contest Entries Ever
Date Posted: 10/12/2014 12:12:00 AM
Syllable Counters/ something disconcerting to me
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 9:45:00 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to THE ABSENT POETS: Kashinath & Frank
Date Posted: 10/7/2014 9:04:00 AM
Remembering Lucilla Tonight
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Tell Me Your Number Part II: What Your Numbers Mean
Date Posted: 9/16/2014 12:28:00 AM
A Lovely Alouette Contest Finalized/ The #1 Flawless Example
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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,loveme,
Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
December Sun . Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the Wind Free versenature
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 Free verseautumn,family,house,life,
Perfect Nature Haikunature
Wild Love Narrativelovesweet,garden,love,ros
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,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,
Memoriver Free versehope,life,loss,nature
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
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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,
Inspiration Dramatic Versededication,inspiration,in
NINE O'CLOCK Limerickfunny
Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons
Lazy Day Free verselife,nature
I Was Me Biolife,

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