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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


Most Recent Blog Post

Blog Posted:9/12/2013 10:44:00 PM


I knew Charlotte Puddifoot's birthday was coming up but was not sure when. Just now I discovered the date.
OOPS, I MESSED UP. It's NOT FRIDAY the 13th as I had thought!! No matter, You are a GEM of a poet, Charlotte! HAVE A VERY HAPPY  BIRTHDAY (on the 14th but I'm getting it started today!!!), my fellow Virgo !!!! 
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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Belated happy, happy birthday my dear friend Charlotte! Big hugs! Sorry, I've just seen this beautiful blog now. I wish you all the best in life. God bless you and your love ones always! Thank you my dear friend Andrea. love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:57:00 PM
    best of wishes to you, charlotte.. sixteen candles!... enjoy the moment!.. thanks, andie; we are of the earth element, the 3 of us !..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 5:02:00 AM
    Happy yeppi birthday dearest..tnks for reminding us Andrea..Try to catch ul with otber blog posts later but had to stop wish Charlotte happiness.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Happy birthday to my friend Charlotte! I am a HUGE fan of you and your poetry and if I ever met you in person I would immediately turn beet red and mumble something about an autograph for my daughter...I'm dead serious here too!...Good things lie ahead for you - Tim

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Wishing you a wonderful day, Charlotte!! Blow a candle and make a wish.....(and have a second piece of birthday cake!) Hugs!

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Happy Birthday.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Happy Birthday! Have all the fun, laughter, and cake that your heart desire!

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:13:00 AM
    Happy birthday Charlotte, have a Brillant day....Seren

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Hey, Charlotte, accept my "in advance" happy birthday!! LOL! Have a wonderful day ... (actually, two: today and tomorrow) Thanks, Andrea, for letting us know.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:04:00 AM
    oh crap, I went back into my blogs history and was so sure it was the 13th!!!!! I will change that now!!

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Happy Almost B-day, Charlotte! =D

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Charlotte and wishing many, many more!! oxox Gail

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 5:00:00 AM
    aww thank you everybody, but it's actually the 14th! andrea's just trying to make me older than I already am! haha

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:15:00 PM
    Happy birthday, Charlotte :)

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:02:00 PM
    All the best, Charlotte...Life is a precious gift...Enjoy to the max...Have great celebration...

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:59:00 PM

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    A  Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 9/12/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Frank, thanks for the smiles... :-)
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Holy C.... It's almost Friday 13th here... I got to stay awake.. LOL.. Happy Birthday Charlotte. enjoy your day...xox...Linda

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My Past Blog Posts

A Cool Poem I found today for Easter/ by Ravindra Kapoor
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 4:55:00 PM
What's Going On?
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 11:43:00 AM
Support for Poet Jack Horne
Date Posted: 4/9/2014 3:42:00 PM
Prayers for Lucilla Carillo
Date Posted: 4/6/2014 12:16:00 PM
Roy, I Think I Found the Pattern
Date Posted: 3/23/2014 7:32:00 PM
Wot is Going On Around Here?
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 10:23:00 AM
Swap Quatrain Contest Judged; Limerick Contest to be Posted
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 12:37:00 AM
What's Up with So Many Comments on Comments
Date Posted: 3/2/2014 11:37:00 AM
Date Posted: 3/1/2014 8:29:00 PM
HAPPY Birthday, dear NIKKO (Feb. 28 in Philippines)
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 3:33:00 PM
Swap Quatrains -My Latest Contest
Date Posted: 2/18/2014 10:59:00 PM
Happy Valentine's Day to Linda Marie: Tribute Poetry is Posted
Date Posted: 2/14/2014 11:40:00 PM
Something Fun at Facebook
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 7:56:00 PM
WINNERS of NOTHING BUT LOVE (love seeing who I chose!)
Date Posted: 1/24/2014 7:35:00 PM
Sad News about Linda-Sweetheart
Date Posted: 1/22/2014 8:49:00 PM
Quickly: Is anyone else having this problem?
Date Posted: 1/22/2014 9:11:00 AM
WINNERS of One in Five: For Beauty Strive
Date Posted: 1/11/2014 9:11:00 PM
On the Death of a Young Man
Date Posted: 1/4/2014 4:31:00 PM
An Opinion on Blog Topics
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 4:54:00 PM
My Latest Contest/ Great Christmas Movies/ What will you be doing?
Date Posted: 12/23/2013 1:31:00 AM
A Not So Happy Holiday WINNERS
Date Posted: 12/11/2013 10:19:00 PM
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 5:14:00 PM
Did You Know. ..
Date Posted: 11/1/2013 9:15:00 AM
Your Best Costume/ Tell me About it.
Date Posted: 10/30/2013 9:39:00 PM
Date Posted: 10/26/2013 2:16:00 AM

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,

My Photos

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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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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