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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:11/1/2013 9:15:00 AM
Poems - New By Poet is WORKING again. YAYYYYYY. I can now go there and see lots of different poets who have posted in a 12 to 24 hour period whose names have not scrolled off into oblivion thanks to the over posters who are putting ten, twenty or more poems up per day!! Thanks, PoetrySoup. I love that list. If you have not tried it out, guys, it's a much better way to check out new posts to Soup!!

And I would like to know why people are rewarded for posting up hundreds of poems in one week.(one lady posts the same poems over and over again, just using different titles, good grief!!) It should be a punishment to post so much. Who could ever read everyone's poems if we were all putting up a hundred a week. UGGGG
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  1. Date: 11/5/2013 10:13:00 PM
    No comment on that one. My head hurts.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:51:00 PM
    lol, wow! how sad, that others don't see that's the way she's expressing her love for God.... and I for one think, she finds and considers her message in the poetry titles.... shame on you lady.... I've seen her support the poetry soup poets without judgment. picky picky picky!

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    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 11/1/2013 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    it was probably for me.......... :-o
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 11/1/2013 11:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, I'm picky tooooo...I don't judge her. I smile away....LOL.... At first I was like wow. But, she will stop by and say Hi every now and then. Which makes what she post not ANNOYING at all..... The shame on you lady was not for you.
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/1/2013 10:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll try not to judge then, PD. Maybe you are right. Who am I to say.
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:59:00 PM
    I know about it, Andrea I had given up clicking on it but did so the other day, and it was working. I thought you probably already knew it was back, so didn't tell you. It is a nicer way to check on your favorite poets.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 2:47:00 PM
    this i gotta see... last week, i couldn't comments much as one poet had about 6 pieces all posted at seeminmg the same time... i thought we couldn't do that!.. thanks, andie,,:) huggs

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/1/2013 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you thought we could not do that? REad what PD says down here. It's not only done here but it is ENCOURAGED and I have no idea WHY!!!!
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 11:07:00 AM
    oh! my Gosh Andrea, i clicked on that section... I noticed a spot... called.... Top 100 Poets - Most Poems Posted All-Time <---- wow! double that WOW!... wow! wow! .... I got a new quest coming up..... I think,I'm gonna post 1000 poems.... Just to make that LIST.... I'd seen the top guy on there has over 9000 poems on there... The funny thing is, I sat there months back, and read over 200 of his poems for fun.... LOL, why not, he's so easy to comment.... and his poems were PURE FUN.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 10:59:00 AM
    lol, your blog has me giggling.... Andrea, That's one list I don't want my name on.. hahahhaha! BY THE WAY:) How the heep does one post a verse and only change the title.I know A she poet who does what you mentioned above. I think she means well. I really don't see why we have it. Andrea, If one day you decided you want to take over the #1 spot on the who posted more poems this week... I'm going to gag myself.. ..OH, I'm just kidding, I love reading your work. I miss many of them, cause you write so much... BUT I KNOW, i'll see them soon on the winners list.. wink! smile! hug! PD

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/1/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha. please don't try for THAT list, PD. she means well, huh? mmmm, I don't THINK so. hahaha, and be assured, that is one list I will never appear on. If I do, you can come up here to Utah and shoot me in the head.
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 10:58:00 AM
    I'll have to check it out; thanks for letting us know, Andrea. In the beginning, I was a little over-zealous when it came to posting and have since slowed my roll. I agree with you about posting too many poems in a day or week. Thanks again for posting this :)

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/1/2013 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I take that back. I suppose a person could easily write 15 short form poems in one day such as tanka or haiku. But I know many sites where you cannot post more than a certain number per day. I don't know why they do not encourage this at Soup.
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/1/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You were never a problem. Even six poems is not so bad. I am talking like 15 or more in just one day. If anyone is even writing that much in one day, you can bet it is mostly garbage. Either that, or they have no life
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 10:24:00 AM
    Its great.This option poems-new by poet is a much better way to check out new posts.Thanks Andrea.By the way "About Andrea Dietrich" the accomplishments are tremendous. Andrea I am interested in Prosies.I will discuss about that later.(:v Jenish

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/1/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My chapbooks got taken off the internet when the bookstore at went out of business. I do have a few extra copies of most of my books on hand. thanks for your interest and I hope we can talk later.
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Aw sooo happy poems by poets is on again..Tnks for telling us dear..Tnks tps as well. I don t know why tps don t make a limit we shouldn t exceed re posting.Momentarily im erasing old poems which i ve written in the past years and suck.I am even fixing some old everynow and then you might see a repost which had been revised..yet i dnt erase the old version..i fix it too cause there are your and others comments i dnt wish to erase..They mean d world..but I dnt even post one poem a day unless i am so inspired..Sometimes it can take from three days to one week or more for my muse to be tickled..big smile : ) I loove the poems by poet..hooray

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/1/2013 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    there is nothing wrong with reposts and I don't mind at all when people do that. lots of poets here have poetry that will never be read by new members simply because we posted them years ago. some poets do not even know these old poems exist. I have met people here that do not even know how to see our old poems!!! I understand why you want to save old comments. that's why I do not delete my poems.

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/21/2014The RushHaikufirst love,
9/21/2014My Saddest DayChokadog,
9/19/2014Tantalizing LoveEthereefeelings,
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,

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BROTHER - BILLYNarrativebrother,childhood,family,
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My Partner, my LifeFree versehusband,loveme,
Spaces .... The Earth Moved .....Imagismlove
December Sun .Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the WindFree versenature
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