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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 six 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 two decades now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines, for the website Shadow Poetry, and for Poetry Soup. 

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 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 was published in eight chapbooks (no longer sold online). 

Since coming to Poetry Soup, Ms. Dietrich has been both contest sponsor and winner of numerous contests. In 2010, her poem "Cinder Girl" was first place winner of Soup's International contest (these contests are no longer held).  A song was created from her lyrics "Honeymoon Serenade" ( and two movies have been made featuring the poetry of Andrea Dietrich: "A Tale of Fire and Ice" (a 4 min. Z-Film Fest Project, 2014) and the full length movie "Six Days of Sistine" in which 20 poems of Ms. Dietrichs serve as the thoughts of two characters played by Jamie Campbell Bower and Elarica Johnson (directed by Richard J. Perry, 2019)


Blog Posted:7/21/2013 5:38:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to Winners of my recent contest. Thanks to all who supported it.  There were others I enjoyed and if I see your poems as I cruise the website, I will be sure to let you know that you were also under consideration! But I really wanted to keep again to a list of ten. Normally I struggle over who to give wins to and I end up doing multiple placements, but these last two contests have been very easy for me. I guess I just really know what I like when it comes to humor. Hope the rest of Soup enjoys them too!

Oh, and by the way, I reviewed my last top ten and noticed that Tim, Craig, Carrie, Ilene and Jack are double winners with me. So BIG congrats, you five. I sure must dig your style even judging blind! 

1 For So Work The Honey Bees Red OMara


3 The PopePoet Destroyer A

4 Jack the Ripper jack horne

5 The MoleMandy Tams The Golden Girl

6 Retired Commodes -Tim Ryerson

7 Show Me the Funny-Part II Ruben O.

8 City Crawler ilene bauer

9 The Tooth Fairy's Confession craig cornish

10 Lost In Space Carrie Richards
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Date: 7/22/2013 9:14:00 AM
Thank you very much, Andrea!! I've had such fun reading all the great poems this morning! Congrats to all the winners!
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Date: 7/22/2013 1:14:00 AM
Thanks for the place Andy and congrats to all the winners xx
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Date: 7/21/2013 8:27:00 PM
Congrats, everyone! :) It isn't easy to do well in this category...At least not for me! I can't even recount a joke...the punch line falls flat! I'll try to give you guy a read....BIG congrats to the double winners! WOW! :)
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/11/2021 Silly Billy - Nursery Rhyme Rhymefood,
4/10/2021 Abracadabra Rhymemarch,symbolism,
4/9/2021 Popcorn Versefood,
4/9/2021 Born to Woe Haibunpain,
4/8/2021 Animal Footles -edited Footleanimal,
4/7/2021 Touch and Go Quaternlost love,
4/6/2021 Dear Graduate Rhymegraduation,
4/6/2021 In Spring Ninettespring,
4/5/2021 OMELET Versefood,
4/4/2021 The Crimped Memory Free versepassion,
4/4/2021 A Hug Goodbye Versegoodbye,
4/3/2021 CHERISH Acrosticlove,
4/2/2021 Of Many and My Best Two Loves Rhymelove,
4/1/2021 VIRGO Acrosticpeople,
3/30/2021 Embracing Solitude Alliterationsilence,
3/29/2021 OBSESSED Free versehappy,
3/28/2021 Gal in Red Tableau Versegirl,
3/28/2021 I Reminisce, I Miss Free versememory,
3/27/2021 spring haiku Haikuapril,
3/27/2021 Goldilocks Zone Couplethair,
3/25/2021 The Fake and the PHAT Couplethumorous,
3/23/2021 The Days of Spring Versespring,
3/21/2021 Welcome Spring Haibunspring,
3/19/2021 A Sunset Rainbow Tableau Versesunset,
3/19/2021 on the long straight path Haikuflower,
3/19/2021 My Favorite Scents Rhymefood,
3/17/2021 Great People in My Life Listmemory,people,
3/17/2021 The Waiting Sleep Sonnetsurreal,
3/17/2021 The Empty Dream Free versedark,
3/16/2021 If I Were Famous Rhymelife,
3/15/2021 Contemplation Out of Body Out of Mind Free verseconfusion,crazy,
3/14/2021 Disgruntled Mom and Her Stay-inside Kids - Nursery Rhyme Rhymechildren,
3/14/2021 What I Want from My Government-I Political Versepolitical,
3/13/2021 More Than the Picture and the Postcards Free verselost love,
3/13/2021 Queen Rose and Her Many Sisters Imagismflower,
3/12/2021 Hear Earth's Gentle Moaning Terza Rimaearth,
3/11/2021 Make Poetry Your Legacy Kyriellepoetry,
3/10/2021 Animal Farm's Spring Fling - a Nursery Rhyme Rhymechildren,
3/10/2021 Bookshop Sonnetbooks,
3/9/2021 Life at a Glance Monorhymelife,
3/8/2021 Breath of Spring Sonnetspring,
3/7/2021 Spring Forward Diminished Hexaversespring,
3/7/2021 I've Known Life's Struggles - edited Rondeau Redoublebody,how i feel,
3/5/2021 I Love Salt Rhymefood,
3/3/2021 Your Special Heart Rhymefriend,heart,
3/3/2021 The Overseers Dramatic Monologuesocial,
3/1/2021 Shameless Suzy Limerickhumor,
3/1/2021 You Don't know Jack Limerickhumor,
2/27/2021 My Flying Dreams Versedream,
2/26/2021 unspoken Monokulove,
2/25/2021 My Love Verselove,
2/24/2021 spring haiku Haikuspring,
2/23/2021 Untethered Sonnetfreedom,
2/23/2021 Coming Back Home Acrosticlonging,
2/22/2021 Sweet Birds of Spring Rhymebird,
2/20/2021 The Signs of Spring for Me Ottava rimaspring,
2/19/2021 Love or Hate Minichu - edited Rhymelove,
2/17/2021 His Quandary -edited Sonnetlonging,
2/17/2021 The Cool Blue of You Free versepassion,
2/17/2021 Seasons of a Fruitful Tree Personificationtree,
2/16/2021 A Valentine for Poets We Have Known Sonnetpoets,
2/15/2021 It Was a Good Morning Until-edited for spelling mistake Rhymehumor,
2/14/2021 Surprise for a Teacher Tetractysteacher,
2/13/2021 A Song of Three Rhymefun,
2/11/2021 My Foolish Heart Rondeaubreak up,
2/8/2021 Controversial Scarlett Double Dactylstar,
2/7/2021 What is Love - What is Love Rhymelove,
2/6/2021 Shelter Dog - with spelling edit Free versedog,
2/5/2021 Valentines Senryuvalentines day,
2/5/2021 Hiatus Senryuwar,
2/4/2021 A Prayer for Light Terza Rimaprayer,
2/3/2021 A Virgin's Dream of Sensuality Free versesexy,
2/1/2021 I Write Upon my Fancy Rhymewriting,
1/31/2021 The Strangest Thing Rhymeteacher,
1/30/2021 Sea Gull at Twilight Sonnetbird,
1/29/2021 New Beginnings Acrosticmeaningful,
1/28/2021 For Tunnel Vision Tankamurder,
1/27/2021 At the End of a Cowboy's Day Rhymemen,
1/26/2021 Sun and Sand Minichu Rhymebeach,
1/25/2021 Bird Haikubird,
1/24/2021 Can You Imagine Rhymelost,teen,
1/23/2021 I Love a Poem Sonnetpoetry,
1/23/2021 Price I Pay For Slumberland Rhymesleep,
1/19/2021 Watered-Down Juice Rhymeyouth,
1/18/2021 Chickadee - edited Haikubird,
1/16/2021 The Good Old Days Rhymenostalgia,
1/15/2021 Springtime Rhymespring,
1/14/2021 Final Comfort Kimodeath,
1/13/2021 The Sociables Senryupeople,
1/13/2021 sometimes Suzette Primephilosophy,
1/13/2021 I Never Tried Rhymegames,
1/11/2021 Precious Time Diminished Hexaversetime,
1/10/2021 Crumpled Thoughts Now Mine Rhymeanalogy,
1/9/2021 John Watt Acrosticfriend,poets,
1/8/2021 A Journey Sonnetspiritual,
1/8/2021 Hey Monokufriend,
1/7/2021 Summers in the USA Versesummer,
1/5/2021 Fireworks Pantoumfirework,
1/5/2021 Morality Rhymesociety,
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Fav Poems

The Stone Elegydeath,love,
A Winter Night Lyricimagination,nature,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Just wait and see Free versenature,science,space,
My White Lace Tablecloth Narrativefamily,forgiveness,friend
A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) . Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Rhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
A Pirate Jay Light Verseanimals,
Divine Splendor Blank verseintrospection,nature,scie
BROTHER - BILLY Narrativebrother,childhood,family,
Umbrella Personificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
You played me Personificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of Time Free versenature
JINGLE Free versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSE Narrativemysterylight,light,univer
TRANSCENDENCE Tankafantasy,imagination,natur
Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
December Sun . Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
Footsteps Free versefatherme,me,
If ever Free verselove
Dreams like Light-Waves Prose Poetryimaginationautumn,
A fantsy world Haiku 
SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka) Tankanature
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Perfect Nature Haikunature
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Positive Perspective Tankainspirational
My Pilot Light Verseinspirational,introspecti
Love's Echos Free verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
For Wifey Rhymeloveme,love,me,i love you
Alabaster Night Free versenature,planet,sea,
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
" Ike and Jane "- sequence 2 Light Versefunny,love,wifeme,me,time
Pretty orchids Free versecaregiving,happiness,hope
Even a Sparrow Soars Free verseanimals
My Piano Knows Versedevotion,happiness,holida
Dancing with the Stars Free versenature,scienceblue,
The Unrequited Mantra Free versedevotion,hope,lost love,l
FIG TREE, NEW YEAR'S DAY Narrativenaturewinter,winter,new y
Poets At-Large Free verselife,
to know you Free versedevotion,husband
Moved to Tears by Josh Groban Versemusic,on writing and word
sequence-SONNET Lanternelife,love,on writing and
Reflections Free versehappiness,life,lovesun,
Somber Is the Color of The Day Free verseday,light,me,winter,words
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
The Word Weaver Free verseintrospection,lifeme,
Each Day a Gift Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Contrary Kisses Free verseinspirational,introspecti
She Waits... Free verseart,hopelonging,
Blue Heaven Haikunature
A DEATH IN THE SUN Free versehope,seasons
My Reason For Living Free versehusband
Terra Firma Haikunature,science,time
How Could I have Known Free versehusband,love,mystery
True Poetry in Motion? Free verseinspirationalmay,
Frozen in Time Free verseseasonssnow,snow,
FORGOTTEN TREASURE Light Verseadventure,art,beauty,enco
Putting on Makeup Rhymeintrospection,sad,
Desire Light Verselife,lost love,love,
Love? Bah! Rhymelost love,lovelove,
Real Life Shoe Fable Clerihewhusband
BLACK and BLUE Rhymeabuse,funny,husband,me,
Foreboding Haikumystery,nature
A Song at Sunrise Coupletfaithsong,song,
What Do The Stars Tell A Lover's Heart Free verseadventure,fantasy,happine
The green checkered face Free versefood,happinessheart,heart
Play It Free verseinspirational,love,music,
Twilight's Fading Light Free verselife,nature
Marble in Columns on Green Coupletbrother,daughter,father,h
I Will Be Strong Free verseangst,husband,lossme,
The Beauty of Yore Free versenostalgia
Wandering Soul Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Sunset on Galway Bay (Haiku No. 34) Haikuinspirational
TRANSFORMATION I do not know?allegory
If You Are Lonely Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Time Out Free versedepression,devotion,fanta
Winter Promise Free versenature
I Am..(Tagged by raul, now i'm tagging Elaine george). Free verseintrospectionbeautiful,be
Brown Sands Lyricintrospection,lifemystery
Dancing at a Temple Rhymedevotion,
DAYBREAK UP HIGH Free verseinspirational
Tea For Two Free verseintrospectionme,me,
Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
PAPER I do not know?allegoryme,
NINE O'CLOCK Limerickfunny
Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons
Lazy Day Free verselife,nature
I Was Me Biolife,
The First Kiss or That Darn Ann Landers Lyricme,nostalgia,song,travel,
Crimsom Beauty Dramatic Monologueangst
Red Geraniums Free verse 
ZOO FRIGHT Limerickfunny
As I hid Monokumuse,
Three Messengers Narrativeanimals,faith,inspiration
Stretchy Neck Lyricanimals
A ROUND TUIT Shapefunny

Fav Poets

Grace EunSong Lee Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
Constance La France 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
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
kabuteng P.iNk k. 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
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Samir Georges Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Foster Australia Flag Australia Read
Nick Bagnall United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Edwin Baldwin United States Flag United States Read
linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Travis Tapley United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Rauwolfia Ra South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sharon Tideswell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
Carol Fillmore Canada Flag Canada Read
Jerri Ward United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Gwendolen Song United States Flag United States Read
Tony Lane United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
gautami phookan India Flag India Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Matt Hunt United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Judy Ball Canada Flag Canada Read
Matthew Anish United States Flag United States Read
Mandy Tams The Golden Girl United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lizzie Treetop Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Ludden United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Heather Ober Canada Flag Canada Read
Len Gasun Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
Painted Hunter United States Flag United States Read
Victoria Anderson-Throop United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Sue Mason United States Flag United States Read
Gert W. Knop Germany Flag Germany Read
Sean Kelly Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Steven Mossburg United States Flag United States Read
Rollo West United States Flag United States Read
Therese Bacha United States Flag United States Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Red OMara Australia Flag Australia Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
manel gunatillake Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
richard ferry United States Flag United States Read
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Jon A Cavanaugh United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Michael Ainsley United States Flag United States Read
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JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Mark Trichet Australia Flag Australia Read
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