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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.


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Blog Posted:10/7/2013 4:54:00 PM
that salty is also an internet slang or acronym for upset, annoyed or embarrassed? Have any of you ever used it in that way? I was thinking how to get more people to write a short poem for me, so I looked up salty and found these three main definitions:
1. Of, containing, or seasoned with salt. 2. Suggestive of the sea or sailing life. 3. Witty; pungent; earthy: salty humor.  Also it can mean "somewhat shocking"~~ though I never heard it used that way before. 

It might be easy to think of many things to write about with "Sweet" but I look forward to getting some "Salty" entries because I love salty things!! 

Remember, you don't have to write with one of those two adjectives in the context of food. Your poem can be something like definition two or three of "salty" above here or you can write about anything that you find sweet, or adorable. I added a new form of poetry to the contest list. You may also use five rhyming couplets if you please. And you may write about BOTH salty and sweet or you may just choose one of those adjectives. 

And if you want to tell me on this blog right now, do you consider your taste to be salty or sweet? I like sweet but I lean more toward salty!!
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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 8:48:00 AM
    thanks for all your comments, guys!! I enjoyed finding out your preference!

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  1. Date: 10/9/2013 5:32:00 AM
    SWEET- SWEET - SWEET :))))

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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Mostly salt, rarely sweet, with a little dash of pepper...

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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 12:06:00 PM
    I'm salty for sure...and not just because I'm covered in sweat about half the time. I don't like sweets....haha...I know...BLASPHEMY!!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/11/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    O's are the born hunters of society. I just knew you had to be an O.
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 10/10/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So, the stick made it, huh? Yeah I was calling it a walking stick but I guess the proper term would be hiking staff. Glad you like it! And yes, I'm an O blood type. I like vanilla ice cream sometimes and my mom's apple pie...not cake..not chocolate...:(
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/8/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Verrrry interesting. You don't like any kind of sweets at all?? I hope you are an O blood type at least, with all that meat you love to hunt and eat!! (I am wondering if the walking stick is at my door when I get home today!!!)
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 12:30:00 AM
    i'm really holding on between slaty and sweet, andie.. i like both though i'm a choco girl; then again, i do crave for salty treats.. let me fix my brain, lol...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/8/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YOu sound like me!!
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 11:09:00 PM
    OMG it is chocolate all the way. Don't show me the salt but bring on the sugar. Anything sweet is my treat. LOL Now you have me craving chocolate. SWEETS all the way for me. love phyl

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/8/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha, you are lost in love with chocolate
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:49:00 PM
    I love all your comments here, especially the poetic way you talked about sweet and salty, frank. Why don't you use that eloquence for a little poem for my contest? Oh, yes, Rhonda, have you had the pretzel icecream put out by Ben and Jerry's. With peanut butter and chocolate? To die for!!!

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:06:00 PM
    I'm crazy for sugar but there's something wonderful about the combination of sweet and salty. I can't resist a chocolate covered pretzel!

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:47:00 PM
    Hello Andrea, I read a salty poem today... i like the theme of this blog... I'll look into it later.... AGAIN... Linda

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:32:00 PM
    I'm a saline junky!

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Fav Poems

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The Stone Elegydeath,love,
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Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Just wait and see Free versenature,science,space,
My White Lace Tablecloth Narrativefamily,forgiveness,friend
A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) . Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Rhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
A Pirate Jay Light Poetryanimals,
Divine Splendor Blank verseintrospection,nature,scie
BROTHER - BILLY Narrativebrother,childhood,family,
Umbrella Personificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
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Concept of Time Free versenature
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AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSE Narrativemysterylight,light,
TRANSCENDENCE Tankafantasy,imagination,natur
My Partner, my Life Free versehusband,
Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
December Sun . Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
Footsteps Free versefatherme,me,
If ever Free verselove
Dreams like Light-Waves Prose Poetryimaginationautumn,
A fantsy world Haiku 
Borrowed Sweetness Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend
SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka) Tankanature
Aquatic Mood Senryudepression
Where The Sycamore Grew Free verseautumn,family,house,life,
Perfect Nature Haikunature
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Positive Perspective Tankainspirational
My Pilot Light Verseinspirational,introspecti
Love's Echos Free verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
For Wifey Rhymeloveme,love,me,i love you
Alabaster Night Free versenature,sea,planet,
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
" Ike and Jane "- sequence 2 Light Poetryfunny,love,wifeme,me,time
Pretty orchids Free versecaregiving,happiness,hope
Even a Sparrow Soars Free verseanimals
My Piano Knows Versedevotion,happiness,holida
Dancing with the Stars Free versenature,scienceblue,
The Unrequited Mantra Free versedevotion,hope,lost love,l
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FIG TREE, NEW YEAR'S DAY Narrativenaturewinter,winter,new y
Poets At-Large Free verselife,
to know you Free versedevotion,husband
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sequence-SONNET Lanternelife,love,on writing and
Reflections Free versehappiness,life,lovesun,
Memoriver Free versehope,life,loss,nature
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A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
The Word Weaver Free verseintrospection,lifeme,
Each Day a Gift Free verseinspirational,introspecti
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A DEATH IN THE SUN Free versehope,seasons
My Reason For Living Free versehusband
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How Could I have Known Free versehusband,love,mystery
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TRANSFORMATION I do not know?allegory
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Winter Promise Free versenature
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Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
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Inspiration Dramatic Versededication,inspiration,in
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I Was Me Biolife,

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