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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

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Blog Posted:7/28/2013 8:20:00 AM
NEw Poems by Poet. I sure do miss that feature of Soup. But it's been under construction now for a long long time!!! I finally got some extra minutes to peruse poems that I otherwise would not be able to realize were posted. It just made me annoyed to see some of the poets monopolizing the New Poems List. I have to look so carefully to find poets who are not just tossing up any old poem left and right. Please TPS, bring back New Poems by Poets!!!
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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 4:14:00 AM
    I always enjoyed looking at that list but for a long while now don't have time to look anyway..Sara

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  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Just wanted to say hi, Andrea! Sorry, I haven't really utilized that feature from before, but yes that definitely made for a "cleaner" viewing of poems since I usually go to the new poems page and I get sort of hypnotized/dizzy/cloudy eyed by some names there, knowing their names more than their poems, so gotta give them that...hmm maybe I should try that technique

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 7/30/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    <3 I'm happy to have passed by here!
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/29/2013 11:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nikko, it is so awesome to see you at my blog. I really miss you at Soup!!
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 1:37:00 AM
    I came back here to say that I referred this site to many people.But after checking the site they told me that this site is not user friendly.They found other poetrysites more user friendly.

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    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick Date: 7/31/2013 4:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Part of the problem is that when a new person comes on they do not know that their replies to people who comment on their poems are rarely read by the person who put them there because people usually don't go back to the same poem again unless it places in a contest or is featured.People who are on here know that you have to go to the person's poem list and comment for them to come back to your poems.Sara
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/29/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    wow, Kash. I must be "odd man out" because I find this site much more user friendly than others I have seen. I guess because once I finally get accustomed to something, I feel really secure with it. The few other sites I've visited seemed so difficult to me and I had no incentive to stay there so I just left because I couldn't figure them out or they did not look interesting to me.
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 11:35:00 PM
    well, my three friends here, maybe Soup will hear our plea! I was quite impressed by how quickly they responded when I messed up my contest page and they got it open for me to put the title of it!

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  1. Date: 7/28/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Yes,I miss it too.I feel the link of either POEMS - NEW BY POET or POEMS -NEW should be given at the top bar separately just below the poetrysoup logo.Isn't it tough to find those from the crowded links provided at left side.I feel most of the links provided at the left side are not opened/clicked and some of those are useless.

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    poet Avatar kash poet Date: 7/29/2013 1:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Charmine,I agree with you.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/28/2013 11:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Those are two points which have been rambling on my mind-the idea of poems by poet beneath the logo and the log in directing to comments
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/28/2013 11:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree with your idea kash and it would be even more helpful for newbies to find new posted poems and poets. I do believe its best to have the comments page when we log in and not the soupmail page..I guess that s better for me too and even for newbies who are still surfing around..but its just my opinion.
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 3:30:00 PM
    I miss poems by poet too sweet lady..tnks for bringing this up dear

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
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8/15/2014Sweet PeaFootlefood,

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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

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