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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.


HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKO (2/28) & GWEN (3/1)


Blog Posted:2/28/2013 11:26:00 PM
I sure hope I got those dates right. I can't believe I nearly missed Nikko's big day. It's already passed for her in her country, but I have a little while till midnight to say it to her still here in Utah. And coming right on the heels of Nikko's big day is our lovely Gwen, who just judged a recent contest of hers. It's so awesome, Gwen, to see you here this week!!

Both these ladies are very dear to me and sweet women whom I greatly admire. Nikko does not come to Soup very often any more. In fact, she has not been here recently for quite a while, but I just wanted to remind everyone who ever knew her and also those who never got to know here ,what a sweetie pie she is!! 

I MISS YOU BOTH HERE, NIKKO & GWEN, you super talented friends of mine!!! Luv, Andrea

(just type in their names and say hi to them at their poetry pages, guys!!! You can find them even with just their first names).
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  1. Date: 3/2/2013 9:24:00 AM
    oh btw, I know my name here right now is silly, so they (if ever anybody did try) probably wouldn't have found me? Or maybe they did, I mean if you do a search for "Nikko", not sure if it will lead to "enn pee"? yup babbling I know...

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  1. Date: 3/2/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Thank you dear Andrea for this posting a birthday blog for me and Gwen-- that was so thoughtful of you! Reading all the warm greetings here added to the thankfulness I have for another year. You are sneaky, since you never even mentioned to me that you posted a blog here! I only knew since Carrie told me in email! Thank you again, sweetie and thank you to everybody who greeted us! Coming back here to read all this has been really heartwarming! <3

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:18:00 PM
    It is a pleasure to wish two such lovely ladies, and both with wonderful hearts, a beautiful day!! Happy Birthday Gwen and Nikko!!!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for the sweet greetings, Carrie, and also for letting me know about this blog :)!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 5:23:00 PM
    Pen blwydd hapus ( Happy birthday) to all. Seren

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Seren and we learned a new way to greet happy birthday!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:37:00 PM
    you guys are all so sweet. Hey, I heard someone down here saying it was Jag's birthday too?? Is that true??

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Greetings. Andrea, thanks for letting us know...you have a big heart! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to Nikko & Gwen! I admire your work...you are two talented poets. Sorry I have responded too late...I was having computer problems. Best wishes and have a wonderful weekend.

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Andrew for the birthday greetings :)!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:55:00 AM
    HaPpY bIrThDay To YoU, HaPpY bIrThDay To YoU, HaPpY bIrThDay dEaR LaDiEs...HaPpY bIrThDay To YoU!! : )

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am s-l-o-w----- I think I know now the reason why you turned green-
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will imagine that you are singing that, Ruben! Why did you turn green? Thank you very much for the greetings :)!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/1/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy B-day, Nikko!!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/1/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy B-day, Gwendolen!!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:47:00 AM
    Happy Birthday, Nikko and Gwen, Belated. I hope you know that I wish you both the very best that life can offer, and I hope that both of you had a great time celebrating with family and friends. Love and hugs, Catie :)

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Catie! Yes, I had a wonderful day-- hugs right back to you!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating their birth. I personally stopped years ago, so i guess I am still 19

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Joann! :) That's a nice age to be in, 19-- ahh how I wish to be 19 again ;)
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Glad to see you here, Gwen!!! Please give me a slice of that cake!!! and thanks for tracking down Nikko to let her know!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    xoxo to you, Andrea sweetie! You sneaky you, now I am out of hiding, haha! :p
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Hi Gwen happy happy birthday dear..Nice to see you here.Nikko how i miss you..Happy birthday to.you and your sweet sister.When are you coming back jelly bean?:).By the way ..i changed my email address.Its c.bcchircop@gmail.com now.My home address is still.the same.I love those stickers and wonderful xmas catd..and i miss you loads dear friend..hugs

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your message here made me smile, sweet Charma! Thank you for the greetings, and I am glad you received them both! Thanks for letting me know you new email addy! :)! Please hug and kiss cutie Christina for me! Thank you!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Good morning everyone! How very very nice of u, Andrea to post this warm blog. Both Nikko, her twin sister, and I all share bdays on Feb 28th...(Couldn't have been born on a better date!!) Oh, if I could only have been a leap year baby, then my age would be dramatically less..I am not a big on celebrating, but I plan to have a very nice dinner with my entire family on Sunday...My two daughters will begin the festivities by baking my very favorite treat, a pineapple upside-down cake!! (YUMMY) ....I will share a piece with each of my poetry friends--I do appreciate all your kindness and I will tell NIKKO to refer to this blog too...

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy happy birthday, dear Gwen ^_^! I still remember learning about how we both shared the same birthday, and how I found it so wonderful that we did-- it sure makes the day more special...you and me are the same, not too much fanfare with the celebrating, just low key for me(us)...
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eating some birthday cake on your behalf-- ours was a frozen mango cake... mmm-- super extra warm hugs to you, birthday girl :D!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 4:00:00 AM
    Happy birthday Sweet Nikko and Rix. ... 2 of my happy dandy friends, missing both you girls. Always. ..pd

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HI there pd!! Thank you very much for the birthday wishes :D! Yup, it sure seems like forever since I've been here last, whoa!
    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix Date: 3/1/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PD...u always make my heart glad with your energy! Thanks a bunch!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Happy Birthday!!!_((((((((:))))))))

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, kash :)! I am weird-- that looks like a belly shaking (ok a snowman actually) to me-- snowman belly shivering--- jiggling? Yup, I think I need to write or something-- my imagination is getting even weirder...
    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix Date: 3/1/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kash, is this smiley face collage for our bdays?....how artistic of YOU!!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 2:56:00 AM
    I do nor know Nikko. Gwen is a honey :-) Happy birthday, ladies. Love, Su

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Suzette :)!
    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix Date: 3/1/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Gee thanks, Suzette...I echo the sentiments right back atcha!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:20:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Nikko and Gwen, good blog Andrea....

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you dear David, and thank you so much as well for the email greetings :)!
    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix Date: 3/1/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hiya Mucker! I got your note this a.m. and was mighty thrilled! :)
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:53:00 AM
    All the best to both special ladies and I hope oyu both had very special days girls xx

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mandy!! How are you? Thank you hugs to you :)
    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix Date: 3/1/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Golden gal! U got one big sparkly heart too! Thanks for your kindness!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:50:00 AM
    I wish both of them many happy returns of the day, Best to you, Nikko and Gwen, jag

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Belated happy birthday, Jag :)! And thank you for the greetings!
    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix Date: 3/1/2013 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jaggy,...your bday was this month too, so I want to wish Y O U a belated happy bday!!

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