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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 to Sandy
Blog Posted:10/21/2013 4:06:00 PM

 

TO A GREAT POET AND FRIEND!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANDY ADAMS!

Sandy has written so many poems that I am fond of. 
Here is just one of them:



September's End

as the morning rose
charcoal feathery clouds
blended with the ebony backdrop
of night

the yellow shimmer
of the falcate moon
offered little light

the air was thick
with smokey white trails
that lifted from damp lawns

my mind drifted
like tires on asphalt
trying to remain grounded
on the roadway

another gray Monday
setting my mood
this last day of September

memories bled
less red than the edges
of these clouds
as the sun began her rise

my thoughts shifted
much like this day
life towards death
then back again

the pink splashes
in sun's wake
reminded me of you
and your wake

the air chilled me
like a kiss from cold lips
as they part from life

yet memories warmed me
like the touch of sun
as it beat down
from skies that now
match the blue of my own eyes

the clouds have all faded
much like life did
from eyes that closed
that final time

though the trees
are changing like the times
i see through the green
the orange, yellow, red
peeking through the edges
awaiting to take flight in the wind
and spiral down
grounded in death

the air is thick this morning
as i choke on tears held back
in remembering September again
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  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Sandy Adams... Loved your poem!

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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Happy B-day, Sandra!!! You're pretty friggin cool! =) Stay awesome!

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    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Drake...you're pretty cool yourself....hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:04:00 AM
    Wow...Thank you Andrea...this was such an honor and a sweet Surprise to see...hugs my dear friend :)

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/23/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome. I am very glad I have gotten to know you.
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:52:00 AM
    best of wishes on your special day, sandy... paint the town red and live!..:) huggs

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    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Nette...my day was extra special :) hugs
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 3:45:00 AM
    - Happy Birthday.Sandy !!! -

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    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne-Lise....hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 6:13:00 PM
    Happy Birthday, Sandy! Love and blessings, Rhonda

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    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Rhonda :) hugs
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 4:56:00 PM
    wow, beautiful poetry. Happy birthday Sandy!

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    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Becca...hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Happy Birthday Sandy and many many more to come. Thanks Andrea for letting us know. Love, Gail

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    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Gail...it was a wonderful day! hugs

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