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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.


BIG BELATED BIRTHDAY WISH for ROBIN DAVIS


Blog Posted:3/1/2014 8:29:00 PM
Have you met Robin? I just found out she had a B-DAY yesterday. I met Robin a while back and have gotten to know what a fun and sweet person she is. If you have not met her, I hope you will pay her a visit and find one of her poems to read where you can go say happy birthday to her!
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  1. Date: 3/3/2014 5:23:00 AM
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOUGH BELATED, ROBIN

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 11:07:00 PM
    Happy Birthday Robin.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 2:31:00 PM
    I have read many of Robin's poems, so I already know how much heart she has, and what a good person she really is. Happy Birthday to you, Robin!...My birthday is coming up on Tuesday, March, 4th. I didn't know that our birthdays were so close together! :)

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    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 3/3/2014 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Robin. Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes, too. Hugs! :)
    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi kelly. AWWW thats a sweet comment. Happy early birthday to you. Hope its as wonderful as you are. Hugs
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 1:10:00 PM
    thansk andie for letting us know.. sendig robin my best birthday wishes with lots of huggs!

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Nette for the hugs and wishes. Hugs back at ya
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Hope it's ok if I say it here, another person who celebrates their birthday on Feb 28 is Gwendolen Rix-- in case you read this Gwen, happy happy birthday to you...:)!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2014 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Would you know what her name is over here now? So you mean to tell me, she left Soup? Deleted her account? :(
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 3/2/2014 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for reminding me of Gwen. I really wish she had not left here. She and I had been working on a big Clerihew project where we were going to use the clerihews of all our friends to make an anthology, but it all went up in smoke when she left!!
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 10:48:00 AM
    Thank you for this very thoughtful birthday blog, Andrea, I will make sure to pass by Robin's page... Robin, you don't me, but ooh wee, if your birthday is Feb 28, then we share the same birthday! Happy happy birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day spent with people you love! :) God bless you!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2014 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's so nice of you to say that, Andrea, thank you! I had a nice day, thank you so much as well Robin and Eileen for your greetings :)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 3/2/2014 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy birthday, Nikko. Hope you have a fantastic year ahead of you! :)
    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy belated birthday Nikko. Thanks for the wonderful wishes. I hope your big day was awesome also. Andrea, your very sweet also.
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 3/2/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nikko, because your birthday is a day ahead of the days here in the states, It did not even occur to me that YES, she is your same birthday!! NO wonder i find you both so sweet.
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 9:47:00 AM
    Happy Burfday, Sweet Pea! Much love to you <3 <3 <3 :)

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chan The Man. Thanks so much for the great wishes. Love right back at ya.
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 8:12:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Robin!

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Susan for the nice wishes.
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 6:59:00 AM
    Wishing you a very happy birthday, Robin : )

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Jack for the birthday greetings
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 4:17:00 AM
    Happy B-DAY Robin!!! :) Yes...I know Robin's work...She says it as it is. Thanks, Andrea for letting us know of this. Hugs

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Eileen for the nice comment and wishes.
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 2:58:00 AM
    Robin Happy Birthday....

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks David for the birthday greeting
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 2:39:00 AM
    Tnks for sharing this sweety..Happy birthday Robin

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Charmain for the nice wishes.
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 12:34:00 AM
    I visited her birthday poem: is very funny. How are you, Andrea? Have a nice Sunday.

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ruben for the visit and wishes.
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 8:57:00 PM
    happy birthday Robin, for a second there,I thought it was my birthday. so, sweet of you to visit many of my poems. your such a wonderful gal. Thank you, happy birthday, luv-Skat

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    davis Avatar robin davis Date: 3/2/2014 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much SKAT. Your welcome for visiting your poems. AAAAWWW You are very sweet also. Hugs
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 8:36:00 PM
    Andrea AAAAWWWW That is such a sweet and loving post. Thank you so much for the kind words about me. I'm glad I have gotten to know you also. Hugs

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