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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

HELP!!! something weird with my internet

Blog Posted:1/26/2013 7:38:00 AM
Hi, guys, something really weird is going on with my internet service. It keeps going on and off, on and off. I will be in the middle of seeing poems and then try to reply and not be able to. It’s not just at Soup but anywhere I try to go.

I keep getting notices from our Wifi server saying “internet connected” and then “internet disconnected” and when I try to call Comcast, there is too long a wait, so I am thinking it must be on their end?

Has this ever happened for any of you? It sounds like my server, doesn’t it? Well, I hope to see your poetry soon. I am such a Soup addict it is killing me not to respond to my comments or check things out here like I ordinarily do!

You guys are the greatest. If you don’t see me around too much this weekend, now you know why! And if I even get this posted it will be a miracle, because I will have to use a small window of opportunity when I am allowed to go online!!

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Come to find out, it was our Wi fi moden!! I guess it had locked up!! Comcast was just fine!

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Hope you get it taken care of soon Andrea..internet disruption can be a pain for sure! Especially when it keeps ya from the Soup!Congratulations on all your latest wins! luv,Deb

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 12:52:00 PM
    I finally got a hold of Comcast and I think they may have resolved it for me. It's nothing to do with Soup. Harry, I feel bad for you how slow you have to go. I had that problem years ago when I had a bad internet server. Maybe you can change your server? Right now I am happy because I am not being thrown off. Does anyone know what makes it happen in the first place before Comcast refreshes the modem for you??

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Hi Andrea; This is really bad. It happened to me one day. I was trying to connect with my bank, but nothing happened. It just kept going off. But it is kind of slow and I'm suppose to have hih speed Internet. I hope they fix it, Lucilla

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:30:00 AM
    andrea my soup is so slow now, sometimes it takes over 5 minutes per comment....other aspect on the net seem to be ok...

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Andrea it's a pain in the backside when that happens..stay cool...David

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Right now I am on, as you can see, but if things keep going as usual, I won't be able to see anything in another minute or two. Congrats to all recent poetry winners and I hope I am back up soon!!

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9/3/2015 The Giant Animal Sonnetanimal,
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8/28/2015 If This is My Last Poem Quintain (English)blessing,life,
8/27/2015 In Dark Isolated Places Tankadeath,
8/27/2015 Boys with Toys -for human rights violations contest Tankachildren,war,
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Fav Poems

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 Personificationnature,
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,planet,
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
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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,
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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
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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
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Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
PAPER I do not know?allegoryme,
Inspiration Dramatic Versededication,inspiration,in
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Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons
Lazy Day Free verselife,nature
I Was Me Biolife,

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