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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

Congratulations to Kashinath Karmakar on his new book "Within My Dream"

Blog Posted:6/17/2017 8:37:00 PM

I think a lot of newbies do not know Kashinath becuase he has not been very active here since he got heavy into haiku and other short poetry forms. Kash is a dear friend of mine whose book Within My Dream was recently published. I thought it would be nice to give him a spotlight since he is someone in the community who has gone on to have so much success in the genre he emulates so well with his writing.

Here is what appears on the back of his book, for you to get to know more about him and what he has accomplished the last several years. Also I include a link so you can see a picture of his book!

Kashinath Karmakar (kash poet) lives in Durgapur, India. An electrical engineer by profession he fell in love with poetry from his very childhood.He started writing poems in his mother tongue, Bengali from his school days. Later in the year 2010 he started writing poetry in English when he found an online poetry site called Poetrysoup. Here he learnt many forms of English poetry.His works on Japanese shortpoetryhave appeared in various online and print journals like Frogpond, Tinywords, The Heron's Nest, Prune Juice and Creatrix. In the year 2013 and 2015he won third prize in Kusamakura International Haiku contest and an HM in 2013 in the Mainichi International Haiku Contest. Over the years, he has been consistently among the top-place holders in several international contests.


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Date: 6/21/2017 8:31:00 PM
How wonderful! Thanks for letting us know Andie & congrad's big time Kash!
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Date: 6/19/2017 11:43:00 AM
It's great that Kash stuck with it :D A big congratulations! Andrea, do you have links to the winner's lists for the haiku competitions?
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Date: 6/19/2017 8:00:00 AM
Huge congratulations my friend on your success. I wish you ever more in the future!!!!
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Date: 6/19/2017 3:31:00 AM
Thank you Andrea for this blog post about my book!Thanks to all the poets here who encouraged me a lot with their inspiring comments in my poetry pages when I started writing here.
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Meenakshi Raina
Date: 6/24/2017 8:05:00 PM
Congratulations on your big achievement....
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Carrie Richards
Date: 6/19/2017 8:01:00 PM
So happy to hear your amazing poetry is in book form, for all the world to see !! Congratulations to you, Kash! You have been a helpful and inspiring friend !!
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 6/19/2017 11:44:00 AM
Congratulations Kash! Kudos for sticking to it. Do you have links to the winner's lists of the haiku competitions?
Date: 6/19/2017 7:29:00 AM
Just adding my congrats directly to you Kash:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/19/2017 1:03:00 AM
Congratulations, Kash on your book:) thanks for the blog, Andrea, will look him up:)
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Date: 6/18/2017 7:14:00 AM
Bravo to Kash and thanks for writing such a positive blog Andrea - we need to applaud his success and that of other people on soup. There are other soupers who also have had success with publication but do not blog about it, so blogs like this are wonderful:-) Thanks for sharing the good news:-) hugs jan xx
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 6/18/2017 5:08:00 PM
Yes, a lot of Soupers have small successes here and there. That's why they should be recognized. They certainly won't be getting much pay out of it (see my response at Brian's blog on that).
Date: 6/18/2017 6:16:00 AM
A warm applause to you, Kashinath!!! :-)
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Date: 6/18/2017 1:31:00 AM
Congrats Kashinath.
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Date: 6/17/2017 9:09:00 PM
Congratulations Kash on your new book. It is so nice and I wish you much success in this one and in writing many more books. love phyl
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