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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

WINNERS of One in Five: For Beauty Strive

Blog Posted:1/11/2014 9:11:00 PM
Thanks so much to everyone who participated. This was a really fun contest for me to judge. The number one poem was about teachers, so Carrie knew the way to my heart! A few of the poems I would have judged higher except for some grammar problems such as run-on sentences and other little things. It seemed I was really drawn to the originality of the succinct ones this time!! Congrats to all my winners. Oh, and check it out. I have a new contest I just now put up!!

1  Lifting the Fog             Carrie Richards

2  Lifting the fog              Elly Wouterse

2. Sun Dancing                Deb Wilson

3 Inhaling The Sea           Barbara Gorelick
3  Twilight of Memory        jack horne
3  Sun Dancing                Vandana Sharma

4  The Twilight of Memory  harry horsman
4  The Twilight of memory  Joseph May
4  the twilight of memory   craig cornish
4  The color of love          Anoucheka Gangabissoon
5  Lifting the Fog             Dr.Ram Mehta
5  Sun Dancing                john beharry
5  Inhaling the Sea           Debbie Guzzi
5  SUN DANCING              nette onclaud
5  Inhaling The Sea          Donna Jones
6  Inhaling the Sea          Zachary Schlegel
6  The Color of Love         F. J. Thomas
7  The Color Of Love        olusegun Arowolo
7  The Color of Love         Amanda Reslink
8  Sun Dancing                Richard Lamoureux
8  The Color of Love         kash poet
9  Sun Dancing                yasmin khan
9  LIFTING THE FOG         cherl dunn
10  Sun Dancing              Afroze Ali
10  Sun Dancing              Fred die
10  Lifting the Fog           Seren Roberts
11  The color of love-Sun Burst  John Beam
11  Lifting the Fog            julie heckman
11  Inhaling The Sea        Sara Kendrick
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  1. Date: 1/13/2014 7:36:00 AM
    Congrats to all!!!

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  1. Date: 1/12/2014 10:12:00 AM
    Thanks Andie, don't really see how I used big vocabulary, but no worries hon, I tried for you. Congrad's all.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/12/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was a compliment, Debs. You used great vocabulary: eloquent and descriptive!
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 9:42:00 AM
    Oh wow, Andrea......thank you so much!! I have read some of the others, so this is a great surprise and honor. And yes,....I am such a huge admirer of teachers everywhere....for the hard work, dedication, love of children, and the difference they can make in the future! (Two of my own kids grew up to teach High School) and I am so proud of them.....and of teachers everywhere! Thank you very much!

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  1. Date: 1/12/2014 7:17:00 AM
    Congratulations to all winners....

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  1. Date: 1/12/2014 6:04:00 AM
    Congrats to all fellow poets that participated, and to the kind sponsor of the contest.

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  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:13:00 PM
    By the way, I had even another third place winner set to go but then I noticed he had used his name, which was against my rules. What a bummer!!!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/12/2014 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts Date: 1/12/2014 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know what you mean Andrea, only 3 simple rules in my current contest and a lot of entries that didn't follow them, frustrating

My Past Blog Posts

New Footles Contest/ Some Suggestions for Footle Writing
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 8:15:00 PM
The Shells Have It!
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 12:56:00 PM
My Latest Contest & A GREAT new movie BOYHOOD
Date Posted: 8/2/2014 8:04:00 PM
Prayers for Lucilla
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 6:30:00 PM
Winners of Let's Get Technical Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 11:50:00 AM
TALKING TUNAS, DISNEY, Planet of the APES. WASSUP tonight?
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 9:20:00 PM
What a SMALL World. This is a Mystery to me!!
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 11:34:00 PM
IT'S "WEIRD AL" TEACHING GRAMMAR: You have to see this!!!
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 4:47:00 PM
Awesome Acrostics/ Congrats to all my winners
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 12:03:00 AM
PLEASE check your acrostic poems/ Tidy up spelling, etc.
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 11:41:00 AM
An Actually Interesting thing I Found in the ADS of Soup
Date Posted: 7/3/2014 10:01:00 PM
WHO WANTS TO SEE ME DANCE (My new favorite YOUTUBE video)
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 12:31:00 AM
1 In 4 is Judged: LOVED READING THEM!!!
Date Posted: 6/28/2014 10:22:00 PM
Beautiful Winners of Favorite Bodies (of Water)
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 12:30:00 AM
My Favorite Soup Feature/ Do you Know How it Works?
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 1:51:00 PM
My GREAT day/ What is YOUR idea of a Beautiful Friday?
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 9:13:00 PM
Centering & Italics for Dummies (that included me too at one time!!!)
Date Posted: 6/3/2014 8:00:00 PM
Two Ways to Reply/ Can Soup have Lessons on How to Function here?
Date Posted: 6/1/2014 8:12:00 PM
What Body of Water are You & What Does it Mean?
Date Posted: 5/30/2014 11:24:00 PM
Choose Your Favorite Body. . .
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 8:20:00 PM
Date Posted: 5/25/2014 9:17:00 PM
A Message from Francine Roberts
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 1:06:00 AM
YAYYYY For Survivor's TONY the COP/ What's YOUR favorite show??
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 1:54:00 AM
Final FOOD Test RESULTS. Happy Sunday, Guys!!!
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 11:51:00 AM
Experimenting with posting pictures or Links/ a Cronut & my Food Test
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 11:26:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/21/2014Summer Reveries - More than DreamsRhymesummer,
8/21/2014The MarkTriolettrust,
8/18/2014Tale of a Witch - Modern DayQuatrainwoman,
8/17/2014Ah, WanderlustRondeautravel,youth,
8/15/2014Sweet PeaFootlefood,
8/14/2014Oh Goddess MoonVersemoon,
8/12/2014Balancing the LoadRhymeclothes,
8/12/2014The Wife with Flavored EyesSonnetwife,
8/11/2014Sweet Sonnet BirdSonnetwriting,
8/10/2014In the Reflection of the ShadowsFree versedeep,nature,
8/9/2014Trucker Joe's LamentKyrielleloneliness,
8/7/2014Now VanishedVerseyouth,
8/5/2014The Lovely CruiseLyriclife,love,
8/2/2014The Aha MomentHaikudeath,
7/31/2014The Sky LarkVersebird,
7/30/2014And Then Are Times -Verselove,
7/29/2014In the Clouds entryHaikunature,wind,
7/27/2014Thinking of TurtlesFree verseanalogy,boyfriend,
7/26/2014Passion's FlowerVerseflower,passion,
7/26/2014Kind HavenRondeauhome,
7/25/2014Above the CloudsSonnetlife,love,
7/23/2014Mall Shysters' MagicSenryuwomen,
7/23/2014Early Bird's New MottoCoupletadventure,animal,
7/21/2014A Poem in ParadiseSonnetpoetry,
7/20/2014Stripping the DreamHaikudream,

My Photos

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
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