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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.


 

Most Recent Blog Post


A Not So Happy Holiday WINNERS
Blog Posted:12/11/2013 10:19:00 PM

 

Here are the winners of the contest. I am always so excited and pleased to see whom I have chosen!! A few poets here were a big surprise to me because I do not even know who they are, and gosh, a few I so rarely see, I was really happy when they popped up in this list!! 

To let you all know, the poems that were chosen by BOTH Susan and I as our favorites are the ones that placed first to fifth. All the others were chosen as a favorite of either myself or of Susan. I wanted to make sure the ones we both agreed on got the top half of the winners' list. Congrats to all. Sorry about the entries that did not make the list. There were some other very heartbreaking entries; however, I wanted to choose, along with Susan, the ones we felt were the best written!


1  out of sync                            Carrie Richards
2  Sad - Christmas Stocking         Gary Watkins
2  Blue Christmas                       Mystic Rose
3  Christmas Blue                       Tim Ryerson
3  a plump turkey                       jack horne
3  TORN POINSETTIAS                 nette onclaud
4  'Sad Christmas Snowflake's'       Broken Wings
4  Sad Festival Night                   kash poet
5  Christmas Day Tragedy             olusegun Arowolo

6  A-NOT--SO-JOLLY CHRISTMAS  Andrew Crisci
6  THANKSGIVING EVE                  Monterey Sirak
7  My Dearest                             Jonathan Bellmann
7  Winter Tears                           Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
8  SAD                                       Charlotte Puddifoot
8  Frozen Fragments                     Ruben O.
9  A Broken Christmas                   Gail Angel Doyle
9  Thanksgiving ---Sad                 Joyce Johnson
10. A Sad Christmas Eve              Barbara Gorelick


Thanks so much, to everyone who participated. I enjoyed seeing all the poems!
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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:48:00 PM
    I enjoyed this one though it was really challenging, andie... thank you and big applause to everyone..:) huggd

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 7:17:00 AM
    Congrats to everyone!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:10:00 AM
    Congratulations to all the winners!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:09:00 AM
    I'm so happy that you two like my tanka. Tanka so much! : D

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Thank you so much for my placement in your contest, I am very honoured. Constance

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Oh wow....thank you both very much... is it wrong to be happy, when I wrote a sad poem about someone's tragic Christmas..... but this is such an honor......thank you very much, Congratulations to all my poet friends who also wrote stunning pieces!

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Thanks dear lady!

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Andrea, I enjoyed entering this contest. Thank you for my placement. Congrats to all. I am off to read all the winning poems now. I know they will be awesome.

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:43:00 AM
    Thanks Andrea for my winning placement in your contest today and I'd like to give a big warm congratulations to all the rest of the winners as well. Love to you all, Gail

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