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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

Something Fun at Facebook

Blog Posted:2/8/2014 7:56:00 PM
Today I saw this very short video of a friend of mine over at FB. After a bit of searching, I was able to figure out how to get my own!! You simply click on something that says for you to get your own video.(It's right above my video). When you click on that, your own video is already done for you and will instantly pop up for you to share with all your FB friends. Also you can copy and paste the link to any place you want and it can be seen by people who don't even have Facebook. 

I was glad Facebook showed some of my favorite pictures from my last 3 to 15 years. Hope you will check this out. They are only about a minute long and they show some of your most liked posts since you started Facebook. 

Here is the link to mine. If you get your own video over there, let me know so I can see yours!!
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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 10:07:00 AM
    Hello Andrea, I just made a comment on your facebook page, at least I think I did..? can you see what gives;I can only see 'poetry soup' at the moment 'take care Joe'

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  1. Date: 2/10/2014 11:29:00 AM
    I'll go check it out....oooo, I should do a survival video..that'd be fun.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/10/2014 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Let me know when it's ready!!
  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:06:00 PM
    I did it but I need more pictures/sharing/tags ... I don't post much on Facebook

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 6:13:00 PM
    To Charma and anyone else wondering, my link I gave here is for everyone, not just FB people!! Hope you come see this note tomorrow, Charma!!

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 3:11:00 PM
    I'm off facebook dear..Is there somewhere else where I can watch it without fb or maybe the same link? I will check it out tomorrow dear..Its ten pm and am very sleepy nw.Tomorrow its a holiday and am waking up early..I ll get back to this dear..hugs

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:27:00 PM
    These are fun to watch, Andrea!! Sort of a different look inside the lives of our friends! Wish they had let us indicate photos we really wanted to use.......some of the selections were pretty random....but considering how huge Facebook has become, it's a wonder anyone is pleased with the outcome! Mine was not what I'd have chosen, but okay. here it is ...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/9/2014 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YOu need to do what Roy suggested. I can't view it, Carrie. Also, somebody said you can edit it to have anything you want in it! I liked mine ok the way it was.
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 2/9/2014 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Roy........I "think" I removed the privacy setting......hope so !!! Wasn't sure what I was doing. Thanks for the help !!
    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 2/9/2014 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carrie, you need to provide a public link or else change the permissions on the video. Your name and date are in the left upper corner. Beside the date there is a drop-down menu. Change the permission to Public.
  1. Date: 2/9/2014 11:42:00 AM
    Chan, I heard that you can choose to edit the little movie yourself! So if you guys go over there, you can try to figure that out. I was pretty happy with mine. If I were trying to pick my favorite stuff for the video, I'd be there hours trying to decide. Just let FB do it FOR me. hahaha

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 8:38:00 AM
    This sounds interesting. Does it only use your pics for the movie or posts as well? Crap, lol, what I actually mean is do you have control over what you put in your movies? I've not tried this feature yet; is it new? I just don't like FB anymore. The Soup is my new FB lol :)

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:32:00 AM
    my friends were telling me of this facebook movie.. i haven't done one.. will prob make a facebook account soon... how can i check your, andie?.. i thjink i have to be a friend of yours on FB?..

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/9/2014 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh, you are not a friend of mine there? We will have to change that!
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 9:58:00 PM
    Here's the public link, Andrea.

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 2/9/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Loved yours, Roy! Looks like you have done a lot of traveling too !! I'm still not sure if I have clicked the "right" buttons to open mine up......but thanks for the help!
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/9/2014 12:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    good, I saw it this time!! You look so happy in your pictures!
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 8:53:00 PM
    Nice to see a bit more about you, Andrea. Here's mine. OK, here's the public link, sorry.

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 2/9/2014 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice one Roy! I enjoyed the viewing! :) You look to cook, en? Fascinating.......
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/8/2014 9:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    roy, just copied and pasted your link and it said currently unavailable. GRRRRR
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 8:47:00 PM
    HEY! Yes, Andrea. It is fun. Did you know you can also edit? You can choose from the pics they give as options? is lovely! Here is mine: Enjoyed watching yours! :) Lovely pics...If you don't mind...I'd like to share my video as a link in a poem...I didn't think of sharing, but I'd like my friends here to get to view it. I'll do that in a poem, since I can't blog. Thanks for the lovely idea. :) hugs

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/8/2014 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    wow, I loved seeing yours. Great pics and that one of you, I think the first one, when you are younger, SO CUTE. I'm not your friend on FB so was not able to leave a comment there. Thanks about the edit advice, but I doubt I could figure that out. haha
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 8:03:00 PM
    Enjoyed looking at your past life on fb Andy thanks for sharing xx

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/8/2014 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, Mandy

My Past Blog Posts

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Date Posted: 8/29/2014 1:24:00 AM
New Footles Contest/ Some Suggestions for Footle Writing
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My Latest Contest & A GREAT new movie BOYHOOD
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Prayers for Lucilla
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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
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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
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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. . .
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My Poems

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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,
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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,
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,

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