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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


Most Recent Blog Post

WINNERS of NOTHING BUT LOVE (love seeing who I chose!)
Blog Posted:1/24/2014 7:35:00 PM


I really love seeing who wrote the poems after judging them. There were only a few that I had a clue of who the authors were! I always love Jack's humor, but honestly I thought he had written the funny one called Big Love. How cool to see that particular one was written by julie heckman! Reading Jack's Goodnight Kiss, I hope you can all realize what I like to see in a senryu or haiku. His is the PERFECT example of how one should be written, and that goes for the other top wins as well. Congratulations to all of you. I sure enjoyed reading this poetry. Another contest coming soon!


1  a goodnight kiss -love            jack horne
2  Haiku 56 Love                      Charmaine Chircop
2  old sycamore- Love               kash poet
3  nightmare --------- love        Carrie Richards3  
3  About the girl in my math class
   whose name I'm not brave
    enough to ask - Love             Dylan Catalano
3  remembering-- love                Barbara Gorelick
4  love through seasons              amelie mara
4  Love                                    Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
5  I Never Said - Love                Roy Jerden
5  Big Love                               julie heckman
6  LOVE                                   Connie Marcum Wong
6  LOVE                                   Sara Kendrick
7  Love                                    Mike Long
7  Unhidden Love                       olusegun Arowolo
8  meeting halfway --- love         nette onclaud
8  'o love--why prowl on all fours'  Ngoc Nguyen
9  trees ripped -- Love               Gautami Phookan
9  Never to Be - Love                 Tim Ryerson
10 Love Can                             yasmin khan
10 Internal Love                       Gail Angel Doyle
Honorable Mention Haiku - Love   Anne Lise Andresen
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  1. Date: 1/26/2014 7:00:00 PM
    Hope everyone is looking for tribute poems for my next contest or please write a short poem about Linda-Marie.

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 3:49:00 PM
    Thanks to my faithful, loyal and cherished friend!

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 3:07:00 PM
    had fun with this ionem andie... congrats to all who entered.. hugggs

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 12:48:00 PM
    Thanks Andrea on my win in your contest and a big warm congratulations to the rest of the winners!!!! Love to you all, Gail

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 11:59:00 AM
    hy girl what happen to linda maria bariana heard she died this really tore me up she was a beautiful soul

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/25/2014 6:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nobody really knows for sure, but I think it was due to her diabetes.
  1. Date: 1/25/2014 9:39:00 AM
    Thank you so much Andrea!! What a great mix of poems these are....from happy, funny, to the sad ones.......Love comes in many flavors! Thanks so much for my placement!

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 7:45:00 AM
    Bravo to all!!

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 3:53:00 AM
    Congrats to all contestants and their kind host.

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 2:31:00 AM
    Congratulations to all winners...

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 12:29:00 AM
    WoW...I am so so happy....Soooo Soooo happy with the placement : )...Congrats. to my other friends too.. .B-).I have to go prepare breakfast ..hubby is home..I ll be back xxx

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My Past Blog Posts

A Cool Poem I found today for Easter/ by Ravindra Kapoor
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 4:55:00 PM
What's Going On?
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 11:43:00 AM
Support for Poet Jack Horne
Date Posted: 4/9/2014 3:42:00 PM
Prayers for Lucilla Carillo
Date Posted: 4/6/2014 12:16:00 PM
Roy, I Think I Found the Pattern
Date Posted: 3/23/2014 7:32:00 PM
Wot is Going On Around Here?
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 10:23:00 AM
Swap Quatrain Contest Judged; Limerick Contest to be Posted
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 12:37:00 AM
What's Up with So Many Comments on Comments
Date Posted: 3/2/2014 11:37:00 AM
Date Posted: 3/1/2014 8:29:00 PM
HAPPY Birthday, dear NIKKO (Feb. 28 in Philippines)
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 3:33:00 PM
Swap Quatrains -My Latest Contest
Date Posted: 2/18/2014 10:59:00 PM
Happy Valentine's Day to Linda Marie: Tribute Poetry is Posted
Date Posted: 2/14/2014 11:40:00 PM
Something Fun at Facebook
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 7:56:00 PM
WINNERS of NOTHING BUT LOVE (love seeing who I chose!)
Date Posted: 1/24/2014 7:35:00 PM
Sad News about Linda-Sweetheart
Date Posted: 1/22/2014 8:49:00 PM
Quickly: Is anyone else having this problem?
Date Posted: 1/22/2014 9:11:00 AM
WINNERS of One in Five: For Beauty Strive
Date Posted: 1/11/2014 9:11:00 PM
On the Death of a Young Man
Date Posted: 1/4/2014 4:31:00 PM
An Opinion on Blog Topics
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 4:54:00 PM
My Latest Contest/ Great Christmas Movies/ What will you be doing?
Date Posted: 12/23/2013 1:31:00 AM
A Not So Happy Holiday WINNERS
Date Posted: 12/11/2013 10:19:00 PM
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 5:14:00 PM
Did You Know. ..
Date Posted: 11/1/2013 9:15:00 AM
Your Best Costume/ Tell me About it.
Date Posted: 10/30/2013 9:39:00 PM
Date Posted: 10/26/2013 2:16:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/18/2014This Golden Day: A Madrigal for AmberQuatrainromance,
4/17/2014A Sweet SuiteTankafood,sweet,
4/16/2014AntiquesTankamother daughter,
4/14/2014Spring LassesQuintain (English)spring,
4/13/2014Rhyme Battle - Round FIVELimerickpoetry,
4/11/2014Muscatine, IAAcrosticcity,
4/8/2014Her Last DateLimerickfunny,
4/8/2014Blue Eyes Meant Only For MeCouplethusband,
4/6/2014Whispers of LoveQuaternlove,
4/3/2014If I Could Paint Your PictureCoupletromantic,
4/3/2014God Spelled BackwardsSonnetdog,love,
4/3/2014Five Lines or LessTankacelebrity,marriage,
4/2/2014As My Daily Meals RevolveVersefood,
3/31/2014Tanka Contest entryTankalife,
3/29/2014All of Me - All of You: A Realist's ViewQuaternlove,marriage,
3/27/2014This Wondrous NightQuaternnight,writing,
3/25/2014The Seasons of LoveQuatrainlove,seasons,
3/22/2014In Clover GreenRondeauromance,
3/21/2014Leaving My HeartEthereefarewell,pets,
3/19/2014I Have To TellRhymefunny,
3/18/2014ExonerationFree verseabuse,
3/17/2014LIfe is What You Make ItHaikulife,
3/16/2014To Touch a GodSonnetphilosophy,
3/15/2014The Phantom HorseQuatrainwar,

My Photos

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
The StoneElegydeath,love,
A Winter NightLyricimagination,nature,
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,
You played mePersonificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of TimeFree versenature
JINGLEFree versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSENarrativemysterylight,light,
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

Fav Poets

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