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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.


 

Most Recent Blog Post


New Contest: The FAVE factor
Blog Posted:4/7/2013 11:08:00 AM

 

Hi, guys. I posted a new contest recently. I would like a really cool winners' list this time that reflects what I personally adore in a good poem! This is one contest of mine that can fill up quickly if people just understand how easy it is. If I have ever faved you, find that fave poem and GET it IN MY CONTEST!! If I am getting lots of poems from my friends that were never faved by me, there is a good chance they won't make my winners' list! But you never know. It could be a poem i just never saw before or that I need to reconsider; however, to be on the safe side, just FIND THE FAVE!! 

Sorry if I have never faved one of your poems. I know that I have given at least one fave to a lot of my friends. It might be hard for some of you to locate such a poem, but there is a way to find it if it exists. I won't tell you the way. You have to figure that out for yourself. That is part of the fun, and a good way to get yourself acquainted with another of Soup's special features!! 

For newbies and those I never faved, just read some of my faved poems and try to enter an old one or new one of your own that that has the same kinds of elements I enjoyed so much in one of those!! Good luck. Hope to see some of the BEST of my FAVES.


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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 10:07:00 AM
    Hello my dear friend Andrea! Ops! I'm a late comer and I think by this time, your contest has already been filled up. I'm still going to check both my slots in your contest and a poem of mine faved by you (if there's any, i can't remember) ;)) so I need to hurry up :)) Thanks a lot! love and big hugs, Leonora

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 4/8/2013 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Leonora. I am sure I faved you at least once. I will check.
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:50:00 PM
    ONe more thing, I will be giving more info about my contest tomorrow when I have time to do a blog. In case you still have problems. I just found out that not even half my fave poems are showing up over here in my blog. DANG. Later, gotta scram!!

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:14:00 PM
    ok, you guys, I'm gonna help you out. Look up at my BIO where my picture is. See where it says FAVE POEMS? BINGO!! (and there are many more than just one page so you have to look thru them ALL)

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Bingo!

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:39:00 PM
    I am trying. I did find out that I was faved by you at least once but which poem I have no way of knowing. You say there is a way to find out and so I will try but maybe not before the contest has ended will I stumble over it. Joyce

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:38:00 PM
    And ps...I know exactly how to look for all your fav' poems....but if your not telling, why should I....lol... and yes you have favored 2 of mine.... I hope...if not you better go fave one quick. ..he he he...jk.... pd

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:36:00 PM
    Hi Andrea, this is a nice idea... I have one in mind almost similar.... it's gonna be my favorite poet destroyer poem... but these are poems only in dedication to me... lol... I have the thought on hold...cause I ran the outcome, and the outcome was tough. How can I truly chose from all the poems dedicated to me. That would be tough...but do look for it in the future. ...luv ya.....pd

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My Poems

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4/16/2014AntiquesTankamother daughter,
4/14/2014Spring LassesQuintain (English)spring,
4/13/2014Rhyme Battle - Round FIVELimerickpoetry,
4/11/2014Muscatine, IAAcrosticcity,
4/10/2014StonesClerihewmusic,
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,
3/10/2014CrystalFree versedaughter,
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Fav Poems

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The StoneElegydeath,love,
A Winter NightLyricimagination,nature,
ViolinPersonificationdeath,love,rose,
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,
UmbrellaPersonificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
You played mePersonificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of TimeFree versenature
JINGLEFree versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSENarrativemysterylight,light,
TRANSCENDENCETankafantasy,imagination,natur
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
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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
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