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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:10/23/2013 2:05:00 AM


A little birdie told me today was Gail's birthday. I hope I got that right!! Gail is wonderful with spiritual and nature poetry, and she always provides us with inspiring contests. I admire her for her sweet spirit. A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HUGS to you, Gail!!
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  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Happy, happy birthday my dear friend Gail. I didn't know you're also born on Oct. Sorry for the late greetings but I want to wish you all the best and blessings in life on your birthday and all the days ahead!! God bless you and your love ones! love lots, Leonora

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    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta Date: 10/31/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Biggest birthday hugs for you from me!
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:04:00 PM
    I too want to say - Happy Birthday Gail.

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  1. Date: 10/26/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Gail. Hope you have a great day, Jancarl

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  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Happy Birthday! There are 6 birthdays around my house this week...Your in good company... LOL. My Son, little Julita, and Father in law are on the 23rd... Mine is the 25th... 2 of Mikes sisters were the 21st and 22nd... Time to Party!... LOL

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 6:53:00 PM
    Happy B day!!! Do something nice for yourself Gail! Thanks for the heads up Andie!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Hugs and love to you Gail on your most special of days...hope you have a beautiful and mucho hugs ,Deb

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Wishing you the most beautiful day, Gail !! Thank you Andrea, for letting us know this special occasion!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:33:00 AM
    Thanks for letting us know, Andrea...Angel is a true angel. She is a great inspiration to me. Her spirituality is a constant reminder of what matters in life. Happy BIRTHDAY ANGEL!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have a great one and that the good Lord grants you the desires of your heart according to His will for your life. HUGS!!!!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:31:00 AM
    Gail, wishing you Happy Birthday blessings throughout your day! Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Gail....hugs

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Gail is a lovely lady with an inspiring heart..and you are so sweet to let us know Happy Birrhday dearest Gail

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Andrea, I want to give you a warm thank you for putting up this wonderful birthday blog for me, that is so sweet of you. I'd like to also give warm thanks to all of you for being that added inspiration to my special day. Love to you all, Gail

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/23/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad so many people wished you a happy birthday because YOU deserve it!!
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Happy birthday to one of the nicest gals ever... hope your day is a good one. hugs :)

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:19:00 AM
    Singing Happy Birthday to You, Gail! Have a wonderful day!! Sending birthday hugs - may all your birthday wishes come true! Love and blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:16:00 AM
    WOO HOO! Happy B-Day, Gail!!!!!! Enjoy it as much as you can! =D

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 6:12:00 AM
    - All angels deserve to have their own special day! - Today is your day!! - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAIL!! - - - Big hugs and love /// Anne-Lise :)

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:38:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Gail...I hope your day is as beautiful as your poetry~ Have fun on your special day! Hugs

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 3:53:00 AM
    angle love and huggs to you, dear gail... i know you'll have a blast on your natal day as you dance, float, and smile with your lit wings!.. thanks andie for spilling the beans..:)

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My Poems

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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,
3/8/2014His future's So BrightSonnetfunny,

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

Fav Poets

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