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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: Something I Never Knew About Our Poems Till Today!
Blog Posted:4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM


You guys, are you aware that we have the ability to see the particular FORMS of poetry we admire in our poet friends?? And we can do it easily!!! I always knew that i could locate my OWN poetry listed by forms by going into the membership area and clicking on FORMS. Then my poems would become arranged according to form. 

Well, just by accident, I learned today I can go to a page of any poet and click where it says FORM and I can find ALL the poetry that person has written arranged according to FORM. In other words, if I am searching for someone who does great limericks, I can now go find a favorite funny poet and click on FORM and check out ALL HIS LIMERICKS at once, without having to search them out through a lot of pages. If I admire someone's ability with Haiku or with Sonnet, I can do the same!! 

Did you guys already know this feature? I am so happy to have found this! 
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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 10:50:00 AM
    I think I told you this about 1 year ago!!!

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing this my dear friend Andrea. I didn't know this. I'll go and check soon. Thanks a lot! love and big hugs, Leonora

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 8:17:00 AM
    I didn't know that...gonna check it out

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Andrea when I go into the 'Member Area' I cannot see anything about 'form'????

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 4/7/2013 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's where you click POEMS, where all your poems come up in the member area!!
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Thank you Andrea, now I know. Rick

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:40:00 AM
    I did not know this either AD , but then your talented pen will be found amongst ALL the various sections . Write onnnnn , Lady .

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 2:10:00 AM
    Andrea well I didn't know this...

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:41:00 AM
    PD, I found out that double clicking thing by accident one day. I didn't really like it! Suzette, sorry I missed when you blogged about this particular feature. I am glad that two of you here learned something new. I always think I know almost everything here, and then I learn something new!!

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 10:10:00 PM
    Yes, I knew this and that is why you are one of the few poets I refer to for fine examples of sonnets. AND that is why it is important to identify one's poems as accurately as possible - otherwise you miss out on a great opportunity, ie visitors will take one look and go elsewhere if they do not find the correct form representation under your name.... I blogged about this ages ago. Hope you are having a great weekend. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 9:28:00 PM
    pssss, Andrea, anything with a line underneath can be clicked or double clicked.... please try them all :-) I sure did, and they made navigating the soup ...EASY!!!! REMEMBER THESE WORDS ANDREA!!!!! ANYTHING ON THE SOUP WITH A LINE _________ can be clicked or double clicked. hugs...PD

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Andrea, i knew this already:-) I use the tool sometimes, but, did you know that if you double or triple click the form button it will take you in reverse. What i mean by that? You click on the FORM and all forms will appear in alphabet order or so! But if you double click it or was it triple clicking, you will have the forms in backwards order. i think they read from VERSE to- ABC or is it acrostic. well, you can do the same with the views.

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    A  Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 4/6/2013 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sometimes I click on the views. and when clicking on the view, in takes you in this order from least to the most viewed poems. ((unless you double click)) I like clicking on the views, cause it helps me support the poems with smaller views, when selecting new poets.
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Good info, Andrea: Thanks for sharing that. Hugs, SuZ

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 6:49:00 PM
    Yup you can sort anyones work by title, date OR form ;)

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 6:14:00 PM
    I did not know this, thanks Andrea

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 4:16:00 PM
    I did, but thanks for sharing anyway. They have a lot of nice features here on the soup. Wishing you a great weekend luv Hugs and love, Gail

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 4/6/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    gail, it sure makes it easier now to track down our favorite forms of our favorite poets.

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An Opinion on Blog Topics
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My Latest Contest/ Great Christmas Movies/ What will you be doing?
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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
3/11/2014My Alien With a Cat's FaceLimerickfunny,space,

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