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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.


Poems - New by Poet/ TPS, What's Up? & Favorite Soup Options


Blog Posted:5/25/2013 11:38:00 PM
Hey, Soupers, have you tried to see poems new by poet? It comes up System Error. I tried it on three different computers. Can anyone see a new poet's poem posted by looking at that list? I really liked it. The other list (poems - new) sucks because poems scroll off too quickly from the over-posters putting up too many poems at one time. 

I sent a message to Soup last week but have not heard back from them. Also another poet brought it to my attention that she is no longer able to Edit her poems under the form of Free Verse. That is weird. I tried it and I could not do the Edit function for my free verse either. Soup, if you are out there, please hear our plea!!! Bring back our options immediately!

But also I want to thank TPS for the good things they have brought us. One thing I REALLY enjoy is that they increased the number of topics under which we can now post our poetry. For example, I used to have such consternation when posting a poem that could not fit under a heading given here. But now I see many more options and it's very nice. 

So, guys, What is your favorite of the new things that Soup has brought us this year? I sure enjoy being able to go to the poems of my friends now and search for poetry according to poetry form!! Did you know you can do that now?!! It is really nice. Also, I think they made it easier to judge comments by organizing it so that the first thing we must do in the judging process is clearer to know. My judging time got cut down considerably for that. Thanks, TEAM POETRY SOUP, and please don't take away any of the nice features that I already enjoy so much!


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  1. Date: 5/29/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Hey Andrea, I have had no problems posting poems or comments. Soup mail cory

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  1. Date: 5/28/2013 3:55:00 AM
    I'm about to post a poem. But have problem in placing it into my choice of categories as it fails to accept it. I currently use Firefox and I try to refresh and re-post to no avail. May be I'll try to post via Google Chrome which I've now downloaded.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2013 12:23:00 PM
    I have similar issues when posting or editing a blog. I use Mozilla Firefox, which at one time was the preference here at PS, but now, in order to post or edit a blog, I have to use Internet Explorer, which I do not like because of the massive viruses. :)

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Chat Room doesnt also work? does it? I'd love a chat room!

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:05:00 PM
    I don't use many of the things I could use, I don't know?

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:21:00 PM
    - I get "error" when I go into my own poem "My poems" to edit ...oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OMG!! Please let them know, Anne.
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:03:00 PM
    What i love and like is that We can get to the poet we want and form in the search section.I like that I can see a face on the avatar somehow it makes me feel as if i know the persona writing her his thoughts through verse.I do prefer the first page when i log in led me to comments not to soup m and i wish i can re see the poem by poet page..it makes it easier for me to read more.Tnks for your interesting blog and tnks for tps for working on this problem.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, I thiink that is a newer feature too, Charma. I just love it!
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 1:17:00 PM
    do you experience sudden shifts to other links, andie.. i often do.. when i comment on a poet's work, i am brought to a different section... huh?.. :) huggs!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 5/26/2013 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hmmm, I don't think so, Nette. You aren't on internet explorer are you?
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 12:40:00 PM
    thanks, Suzanne. For letting me know they are working on that. Maybe in the meantime, they took care of the free verse thing? Yes, I learned a few years ago that we cannot use INternet Explorer and have much success here. thank goodness for Google chrome!!

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Andrea: I just clicked on 'New by Poet' and it says 'Under Construction' so it looks like TPS is working on the problem...Good News. SuZ

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Hi Andrea: I use Internet Explorer but I have read in FAQ's What browsers are compatible with PoetrySoup? PoetrySoup has been tested successfully on the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari (ipad), and FireFox. Other browsers may not be fully supported. I was able to edit my Free Verse OK But there is a system error 500 from the link 'New Poems by Poet' I noticed that began early last week. I agree the expanded choice of categories for poems is nice.

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Harry, I just hate that too. A long time ago, we always went straight to comments page. I have no idea why they put Soup mail as the key page that we are always seeing now. It's not a big deal but it's a bit annoying. WEll, from what you are saying Mandy, it looks like the systems error is a universal problem here. It was so nice to see poems that way. but again, something I can live with. Do you have some GOOD things you like here to share with us?

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:23:00 AM
    Hi Andy, I get error 500 when I try to search poems by poet too....xx

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 4:03:00 AM
    Hi Andrea i'd like to highlight a system problem as well, when i go to my comments page (i have a system of replying) and click for page 2 my mail box come up first everytime, then i have to click page 2 again to get it... not a major, but it should not be doing that...has anyone else got this problem i wonder????

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