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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

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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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/19/2014Tantalizing LoveEthereefeelings,
9/18/2014My Time of Worship DivineEthereefirst love,romance,
9/16/2014In the DesertEthereeallegory,
9/13/2014How Poetry BeganQuatrainnature,poetry,
9/12/2014This Autumn DayRhymeautumn,
9/11/2014How Easy Are Earth GirlsSonnetbio,
9/11/2014Boy at the Fair - Well, I DeclareNarrativechild,
9/9/2014I Leave You a KissTrioletdaughter,
9/8/2014Words From a DandelionChastushkafunny,
9/8/2014This Autumn NightRhymeautumn,
9/6/2014My PrayerFree verseprayer,
9/6/2014The Mirror in the Other RoomRhymeage,
9/4/2014Nuts for the FallHaikuautumn,
9/3/2014A Legendary LoveRhymelost love,
9/1/2014The Miller Girls: Now PresentingSonnetsister,
8/30/2014The Best of EdutainmentVersehumorous,technology,
8/27/2014On the Paseo Del RioHaikuromantic,
8/26/2014The Superb CommentLimerickhumorous,
8/25/2014Where Once We PlayedKyrielleplaces,
8/24/2014Through the MistOttava rimanature,
8/22/2014Do I Have to Say ItFree versewrite,
8/21/2014Summer Reveries - More than DreamsRhymesummer,
8/21/2014The MarkTriolettrust,
8/18/2014Tale of a Witch - Modern DayQuatrainwoman,
8/17/2014Ah, WanderlustRondeautravel,youth,

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BROTHER - BILLYNarrativebrother,childhood,family,
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