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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:8/31/2013 4:57:00 PM


I'm happy to announce my winners for the four letter acrostic contest. It was a lot of fun to see what you guys came up with. I was especially curious to know your favorite four letter words. EYES was the big favorite, with five people writing on that topic. NUDE came in second, and in fact, two of my BIG winners were NUDE. hahaha, including the first place winner, Carrie, whose acrostic is a beautiful example of how I would like to see poems in my future acrostic contests composed.

Kudos to people who chose unusual themes such as Tim's HICK (first place for being pretty dang creative AND funny), Donna's QUIZ (I love it since I am a teacher), and Connie's BEEP. The other most favored words were SAND, AMEN, TEAR, and MUSE. 

BTW:Nobody chose MY special word: IAMB. why am I not surprised? heehee

1 Nude  Carrie Richards

1 Hick   Tim Ryerson
2 Nude   Becca Lucas
2 Eyes   craig cornish
2  Tear  Sandra Adams
3 QUIZ  Donna Jones
3 RATS  Kim Merryman
3 SAND  nette onclaud
 3 Wilt  Joseph May
4 Ugly  Barbara Gorelick
4 Papa  Peter Duggan
5 tear  karen croft
5 B e e p  Connie Marcum Wong
6 Onyx  Sara Kendrick
6 Eyes  yasmin khan
6 oaks  Black Eyed Susan
7 Cash  Richard Lamoureux
7 MUSE  Eileen Ghali
7 Sand  Melani Udaeta
8 King  Fred Brown
8 Eyes  Curtis Moorman
8 Amen  Gail Angel Doyle
9 John- Seren Roberts
9 Grim  Shadow Hamilton
9 Eyes Dr. Upma Sharma
9Sand  Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
10 NUDE Cecilia Macfarlane
10 MUSE jack horne

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  1. Date: 9/1/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Andrea, thank you for my winning placement in your awesome contest and a big congratulations to the rest of the winners as well. Wishing everyone a blessed Sunday. Love, Gail

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  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:59:00 AM
    I thought this would be a quiz blog about eyes, oops! Congrats on your winners, Andrea! I am kind of smiling right now, just finding it a bit amusing I guessed your special word right! I checked out your contest before and I just knew 'iamb' was your special word... sorry I couldn't come up with an acrostic for it.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 9/1/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You know me so well, Nikko. If someone had done an acrostic poem using the word IAMB and done it in Iambic meter. I would have been thrilled and probably have given them the top win!!
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 3:29:00 AM
    what a wonderful variety of beautiful poems, andie... i never guessed IAMB was your fave!.. thank you for allowing me to participate in your contest.. better late than never!.. cheers to all!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 9/1/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Thank you for having this contest, Andrea! It was fun ... I don't think I've written an acrostic before this :) Not sure why I chose the word nude, it's just a pretty word ... I wouldn't have chosen naked lol Anyway, thanks for my placement, I'm elated :D Looking forward to reading the other entries soon... congratulations to all.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Andrea, thank you so much for my placement in your contest. It was fun! I noticed I was the only one who chose RATS. Just to let you know that isn't my favorite word, but I was trying to pick one that wasn't so popular and I succeeded. Congrats to all the winners! Love, Kim

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
3/10/2014CrystalFree versedaughter,

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Fav Poems

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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

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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
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