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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.


Susan Burch Just Won $50 in a Tanka Contest!!!


Blog Posted:10/13/2013 10:13:00 PM
Susan Burch, AKA Black Eyed Susan, informed me today that she won third place in an International Tanka Contest. What a poems/love'>lovely surprise for her and a great achievement. She does not talk about it much, but for the past year, Susan has been focusing a lot of attention on her Tanka writing skills, also haiku and Haibun, and has been doing workshops and getting herself published in a variety of e-zines and also in the Tanka Society of America's magazine. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you,Susan. Your hard work is paying off!! Here is link you can copy and paste to see the announcement; the winners's poems can be seen on this page: 

http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2013-world-tanka-competition.php
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Date: 10/15/2013 3:10:00 PM
Thanks Andrea for this blog!
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Date: 10/15/2013 3:09:00 PM
Hey Susan,Congrats!!Only if people here knew more of what you are doing in the international Tanka scenario!!I wish more and more people here join those groups of Tanka and Haiku in the Facebook!
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Date: 10/15/2013 9:02:00 AM
Wowzer..Congrat!Tnks for shari ng this news about Susan.You re a darling andrea
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Date: 10/14/2013 8:00:00 PM
I had to go look at the poem......no wonder you won !!! Terrific tanka, Susan.......so happy for your success!!
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Date: 10/14/2013 12:27:00 PM
Congratulations... Your hard work is paying off! Keep on writting :)
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Date: 10/14/2013 12:26:00 PM
big cheers on your award, susan... more to go, so wing it!...thanks for letting us know, andie..:) huggs
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Date: 10/14/2013 12:23:00 PM
A BIG THANKS to all my soup friends who have supported me! And thanks Andrea for this blog too :) All of you rock!
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Date: 10/14/2013 10:46:00 PM
I'm glad to see all the congrats you got, my friend!!! And thanks also for hosting so many contests. I don't think everyone realizes that you consistently are doing contests every week of the year!!
Date: 10/14/2013 9:27:00 AM
Congratulations to Susan and thanks Andrea for telling us about her great achievements! Susan has been one of my favorite poets since the first time I read her. I'm so happy for her! :-)) Love &blessings, Rhonda
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Date: 10/14/2013 8:30:00 AM
So wonderful Susan!! All your study really paid off & International TOO! Fantastic!
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Date: 10/14/2013 1:48:00 AM
My big heartfelt congratulations on your win and great achievement my dear friend Susan! Cheers and my biggest hugs to you! Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend Andrea. Big hugs as well. love lots, Leonora
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Date: 10/14/2013 12:26:00 AM
My heartfelt congratulations for winning the prestigious prize, Susan
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Date: 10/13/2013 10:51:00 PM
Congratulations Susan, well deserved ....Seren. Thank you Andrea for informing us...Seren
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