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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

OH MY GOSH, I just noticed something. THANKS SOUP
Blog Posted:11/9/2012 12:43:00 AM


For the longest time I have missed being able to view all my poems at Soup according to FORM. Poetry Soup had organized things last year so that only the most recent four pages showed a person's poems by form. Now when I go to my member area, I can see every single example of every single form i have used in my poetry. I have really wanted that feature returned and now it is back. Please TEAM POETRY SOUP, do not take it away from me again!!!!

By the way, I am sorry I can't read blogs today. My life has become very hectic and I'm thinking of ways I can make extra money with hubbie still job hunting. I lost one of my tutoring jobs and am bummed out for that! Well, I will do my best to keep up with poetry comments, but probably I won't be around the blogs for a while. I want to tell everyone here that I sure have enjoyed your blogs. they are the first thing I usually go to, and I hope my life returns to a more normal state soon!

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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 6:45:00 AM
    Everything will be alright, just take care. Love, 'Dupe

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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:31:00 PM
    So sorry to hear this Andrea, you will be in my prayers, I know things will turn around for you soon, stay positive, love and hugs vie

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:29:00 PM
    Take care Andrea

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:52:00 PM
    Mines not changed Andy, I dont even have the 'my wall' option some have ???

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/9/2012 6:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't know what this "my wall" thing is. I just keep getting around the old way. the only thing that has changed for sure is that we can now see ALL our poems by forms. Last month, we could only see the most recent four pages organized by poetry form.
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 3:31:00 PM
    ???????? OMG....pd

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:47:00 PM
    I sure hope something opens for you and Joe. My son is a physics teacher, but cannot get a job teaching. The few interviews he has had all want a coach first,and teacher second, and he does not coach sports.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/9/2012 6:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I feel really bad for college grads. It is lucky if half of them can find work. Sad times.
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:50:00 PM
    thanks, you guys. And sorry, Francine that your job is closing. Joe will probably go back to the trucking company he hates if he can't find anything close to home, which is all he wants, to be able to be home more often. It was a bad time for him to quit and look for work two months before xmas. Better to try in the spring. The company he was working for is actually holding the job for him because they really like him. I just wish they kept their promises about the routes they give him. If they were better organized, he would not mind them so much.

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:49:00 PM
    Keep up the spirit dear friend! I can imagine its very hard on you guys,being on job hunting is tough.Been there a few times myself over the years.But you`re such a positive spirit Andrea,and I have no doubt at all that life will return to its normal state for you again.Have a peaceful and blessed weekend!

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Yeah I knew that,view the poems according to FORMS:))))

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 9:53:00 AM
    I can relate Andrea, the company I work for closes its doors Monday and I will be looking for work shortly as well, It has been a zoo there during the liquidation so I am hoping to take a few weeks off before poverty sets in and I have to take any job I can find

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 9:44:00 AM
    I hope it returns to normal too Andrea. Hope and pray things work out for you and Joe. love phyl

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    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock Date: 11/9/2012 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sorry it said it did not go thru the first time but looks like it did
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 9:44:00 AM
    I hope it returns to normal too Andrea. Hope and pray things work out for you and Joe. love phyl

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:11:00 AM
    All the best in the job hunting. Have you thought of tutoring on line there is a world out there that needs it.xx

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/9/2012 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i try to figure stuff like that out online and I get so overwhelmed. I don't even do paypal, technology so scary to me!
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:02:00 AM
    Hallo Andrea. Hang in there - something is sure to come your way. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:57:00 AM
    Also I just saw that our poetry pages are reduced in number. I think they have made more poems appear on each page. I believe I had around 20 pages and now I have 11!!! but it's easier for everyone to see that we have all the pages (I think, I'll have to check it out)

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/9/2012 1:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no I was wrong. I still have 20 pages! the pages have not been lengthened but they are easier to see.
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:53:00 AM
    Sorry to hear about Joe, Andrea. Good news during the next week... BUT.... What are you doing awake at this time??? : )

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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,
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3/18/2014ExonerationFree verseabuse,
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