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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.


Appreciation for Contest Sponsors

Blog Posted:4/4/2019 7:30:00 PM

Just thought I would come here tonight to give a SHOUT OUT of appreciation for the many sponsors of contests here at our poets' haven known as PoetrySoup. 

The year I first came here to Soup, I remember having such different ideas from how I think today. I was a judge of many contests at that time, and I gave strict rules of grammar, spelling, and rules of form, etc. I remember getting backlash for this in some blogs, being called heartless even. I remember disgruntled losers being upset with me, and honestly, I was giving a lot of wins, so they must have messed up really bad to get an N/A from me! In time, I lightened up . Some of you know I am a teacher. I teach English to adult International students who mainly want to get into universities in America. I am a bit of a softie as teachers go. I try really hard to see that my students learn English. If they are not getting great test scores, I know they are at least learning something through osmosis! This same attitude I take with my Soup contests now. Why not let most people have a win if they are at least doing a decent job with the form I asked for? It hurts nobody to let them appear on the winner page with the very best of the lot at the top three positions. 

Today I rarely create contests. I became busier in my life. I can barely keep up with comments here, let alone sponsor contests, but I know I need to sponsor some more again. Thanks so much to the judges who inspire me (you know who you are as I have probably told you). And thanks to every sponsor who judges fairly and without bias. Thanks to judges who give multiple first places  Without you, some Soupers' poems would never get an ounce of exposure, and let's be frank, I think many poets enjoy knowing they will likely get a win if they enter this kind of contest!  These kinds of contests are great with short forms like limericks or tanka because the winner lists do not take a long time to see and everybody gets to be read!  Even more thanks to judges who do regular contests but who put great thought and consideration into their placement decisions, which makes a GOOD win feel all the more deserved! And thanks to judges of all contests who go around and let each of their contestants know their appreciation for those poets having supported their contest. Thanks to judges of Premiere contests (though I prefer ones who fill all ten places of their contests). Who doesn't want to have that cute little trophy next to one's winning poem? Even if the odds are 1/35 or maybe one out of a hundred (I have actually seen that!) it is a great honor to have that trophy next to your poem. Finally, thanks to judges who actually give money or prizes: Carolyn, LuLoo, and others. That makes winning so special.  Keep inspiring us, PoetrySoup sponsors. I hope to sponsor another contest myself in a month or two! 

Oh, and thanks, TEAM POERYSOUP for all the many features that make things so easy for us to enjoy each other's work. If not for sites like this one, I truly would have very few people reading my work, and that is what it's all about for me and I bet for you too -  getting our poems out there to the world. Contest sponsors help so much in that objective! Thanks to all!

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Date: 4/12/2019 2:56:00 AM
I agree with you wholeheartedly, Andrea, hats off to all the Poetry contest sponsors:)
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Date: 4/9/2019 5:45:00 PM
Bravo ! I still tend to be a tyrant when it comes to following my rules, ( my way or the highway) .
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James Fraser
Date: 4/12/2019 7:19:00 PM
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Date: 4/6/2019 7:38:00 PM
Andrea I like hosting contests because I know that contests help create new ideas in my own mind. I also think it helps people get out of a possible rut, me included. I admire all those who enter and the hosts also.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/7/2019 12:16:00 AM
thanks so much for your comment. You are a great new asset here at the Soup, Caren, both as a poet and as a sponsor! (well, relatively new compared to how long I have known some of the others here at my blog!)
Date: 4/6/2019 10:33:00 AM
I writ a pome....it sounded gud....like rhythmic, crackling, burning wood...Just funnin' Andrea
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/6/2019 10:58:00 AM
Love your style and you are GREAT at parodies!
Date: 4/6/2019 1:51:00 AM
Indeed, I am one among those who are thankful to contests' sponsors. Thanks likewise, Ma'am Andrea (I always say Ma'am to teachers) for voicing out your gratitude in our behalf. God bless you; God bless PS. I am praying for the good progress of this site as I personally acknowledge this as a blessing to poets like me.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/6/2019 10:58:00 AM
Thanks, you are a real sweetheart, Beata.
Date: 4/6/2019 12:58:00 AM
On the subject of few winners, I do not leave out anybody who *deserves* a win in my contest. If their name appears on the winners' list, it is because their poem appeals to me, plus they have obeyed the rules of the contest and not made basic spelling or punctuation errors. On the latter point, there is latitude if it has been set up as a design poem in the way of my latest poem, "Looking for Button". // Personally speaking, I don't care for a "let everyone win" approach, as it takes out worthiness.
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craig cornish
Date: 4/9/2019 1:14:00 PM
I like what you've said here Julia
Date: 4/5/2019 5:02:00 PM
Yes, indeed, Andrea, I am with you in being thankful for and praising the wonderful sponsors (including you) who post contests and judge them for us. I have never done it, but I am sure it's a difficult job. If it weren't for the contest prompts, I probably wouldn't write as much. You are very kind to post your appreciation to help us remember the dedicated poet/sponsors who keep us happy with these inspiring contests! Great blog! :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:01:00 PM
Thanks so much, Sandra . I can see very well how the contest prompts have impacted your poetic writing!
Date: 4/5/2019 4:34:00 PM
(2) ... as they were all poems that took exceptional amounts of time, patience, work, and deep, important emotions, to create, (some about very traumatic events). I appreciate and respect EVERYONE here at PS, and their choices and decisions when it comes to the application of contests, as the rules have been thoughtfully provided by the admins to allow folks to be inclusive and creative with their cointests. Many thanks and blessings, My Brother & Sister Poets - we are a family, after all. <3
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
I think your blog was awesome, greg. An intellectual with a big heart, that is you!
Date: 4/5/2019 4:33:00 PM
I appreciate your blog, Andrea, and for the support of my own ... if anyone took my statement as a negative view on contests or sponsors or even premiere contests, or a slight on Poetry Soup or its admins IN ANY WAY, then I fear they did not read my statement in entirety - it was only a personal decision about the feelings I have at PRESENT toward the process of cutting a group of forty wonderful poems down to 10. I've had other premieres that were not nearly as painful, (with up to fourteen entries that didn't even read the rules, lol), but this particular contest was replete with quality work, and it just felt wrong to me to NOT give those other poems and poets their due ... (continued)
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Date: 4/5/2019 3:36:00 PM
All valid and well expressed points, Andrea.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 7:58:00 PM
thanks, Line, and thanks for all the support you give Soup members.
Date: 4/5/2019 9:39:00 AM
I have often gotten inspiration from contest prompts when I was stuck and didn't know what to write about and greatly appreciate those who put in their time to sponsor contests. Sometimes really good poems grow out of these prompts - and sometimes I am just having some silly fun and finger practice.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 7:58:00 PM
Thanks for your comment, Agnes. I think I get my inspiration 98% of the time from the contests. That is one reason they are so important to me!
Date: 4/5/2019 9:30:00 AM
People like you is what make this site a perfect place to be. If it wasn't for the contest I wouldn't be inspired to write, but it is allll...... the wonderful inspiring compliments the make me work harder. Thanks to all on Soup.Hugs
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:02:00 PM
And people like you too, Eve. Thank you!
Date: 4/5/2019 7:58:00 AM
Your kindness sparkles in the beauty of your heartfelt sentiments and are inspiring to poets and sponsors alike, Andrea. Thank you for expressing your valued thoughts, you are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~ Susan
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:03:00 PM
Thanks, Susan. I hope you are doing well.
Date: 4/5/2019 4:43:00 AM
Andrea, thank you for your nice comments honoring those who sponsor contests! I find it both fun and challenging. I know judging can be brutal when there are so many excellent poems and only ten can be placed. I like the standard ones more due to this but also enjoy having a premiere contest once on awhile. Thanks again for your support!!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:03:00 PM
i like both kinds too, Tania. Thanks for your sponsoring of contests!
Date: 4/5/2019 3:11:00 AM
Andrea,as a long-time contest sponsor it has been an honour to have read the poetry of the hundreds of talented poets at PS (whose poems ( imho) rank alongside those of published poets of the past and present in my daily readings etc Thank you and invite you (all)now to continue and contribute to my 'NEW' contest approach mentioned in the blog I published today.(April 5) Cheers one and all.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:28:00 PM
I agree with you, Brian. I believe there are many poems here at Soup with as high calibre as some of the classics. Sadly, poetry is not seen as an important aspect of culture any more and many talented souls here will go unnoticed. Truly, I have read things here even more amazing than what was in the poetry section of my high school literature book!
Date: 4/5/2019 2:35:00 AM
and thank God there is a Andrea Dietrich.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:04:00 PM
Thanks, Harry. I have known you a long time now from here. Don't you eever change!!!
Date: 4/4/2019 10:18:00 PM
Dear Andrea, so kind of you to place this Blog here. Your thoughts are honest, sincere and beautiful. Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all. You are appreciated my dear friend. :) Brandy
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2019 8:05:00 PM
Thanks, Brandy. It's good seeing you here!
Date: 4/4/2019 8:29:00 PM
I had a love hate relationship with my teachers - they loved to hate me! I wish I had more like you, Andrea.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/4/2019 8:33:00 PM
So funny, Keith. I was supposed to teach Spanish but knew i would not be able to discipline American students, so I opted for international students, adults with respect and real need for learning. It has meant for me no benefits like retirement or health but it has been a very rewarding experience at least.

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Link To Emile J. Pinet's Second Book SCATTERED THOUGHTS
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Happy Birthday, Dear CayCay
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Happy New Year, Guys, Before I go a bit inactive & My Current Contest
Date Posted: 12/27/2016 4:31:00 PM
Congratulations to My Merry Christmas Pleiades Party Winners
Date Posted: 12/21/2016 9:04:00 AM
LAUNCH of BOOK by Our own SEAN KELLY
Date Posted: 12/1/2016 12:50:00 PM
Prayers for Our Dear Daver (David Austen)
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Thanks for the Community Builders Tributes to All Participants
Date Posted: 11/25/2016 6:44:00 PM
SORRY FOR MY DELAYS, ETC
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What did you do on Saturday!
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Someone sent me a book. THANKS, Whoever you are!!!
Date Posted: 8/16/2016 1:16:00 AM
A RECORDED POEM AT LAST!! Thanks, Broken Wings & My Student Josue
Date Posted: 6/2/2016 3:00:00 PM
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Date Posted: 5/29/2016 4:37:00 PM

My Recent Poems

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4/18/2019 To Just Be Kind Quatraininspirational,
4/17/2019 You're Bored, You Say Rhymehumorous,
4/17/2019 Specificity in Poetry Nonetpoems,
4/13/2019 Friendship Rhymefriendship,
4/13/2019 Penelope Bower Epitaphhumor,
4/12/2019 My Amphetamine Rhymedrug,
4/12/2019 Suddenly Swans Free versedaughter,
4/11/2019 Dandelion Am I Rhymeflower,
4/10/2019 Pirate Tad Limerickhumorous,
4/9/2019 Delightful Things Trioletbirthday,
4/8/2019 Hate Lanternehate,
4/7/2019 At the House of Bougainvilleas Free versemarriage,sad love,
4/5/2019 By the Water's Edge Alliterationchildhood,
4/4/2019 All My Life Rhymelife,
4/3/2019 Hillary's Dream Limerickpolitical,
4/2/2019 Imagine This Free versefreedom,
4/1/2019 Spring Diminished Hexaversespring,
3/31/2019 SUMMER Acrosticsummer,
3/29/2019 Old Hands Monokuold,
3/29/2019 Spring Explosion Haikuspring,
3/27/2019 Two Ribbons Free versedaughter,
3/26/2019 Spring Is in the Air Sonnetspring,
3/25/2019 The Smidget Puggily and Her Prettisome Geru Rhymecute,
3/25/2019 The Kitty Rainbow Free versedeath,pets,
3/21/2019 You Complete Me Free verselove,
3/21/2019 Mel B Clerihewcelebrity,
3/21/2019 Summer Splendor Kimonature,
3/20/2019 Angel Lanternebirth,
3/18/2019 Cold Moon Rising Rhymelonging,lost love,
3/18/2019 Childhood's Sun Rhymechildhood,
3/18/2019 smiling and nodding Senryume,
3/17/2019 Down a Storm Drain Gone Forever Quatrainchildhood,
3/16/2019 Lullaby JuejuLullaby,
3/16/2019 Green Limerickgreen,
3/15/2019 Honey Bee Haikunature,
3/15/2019 I Hate to Work Light Versework,
3/14/2019 Bookworm - When I was Young Rondeaubooks,
3/14/2019 Anyone Game Rhymehumorous,
3/14/2019 You Be the Judge Free versewrite,
3/11/2019 Night Dread-Word Morph Rhymeanxiety,
3/11/2019 WIND Lanternenature,
3/11/2019 Dream Acrosticdream,
3/10/2019 Our First Annual PoetrySoup Convention- Vegas Style Limerickpoets,
3/10/2019 Ripples of Liquid Luna Lace Trioletmoon,
3/9/2019 Spring Song Sonnetspring,
3/8/2019 What Love Is Sonnetlove,
3/6/2019 Dorie - FV Free versesister,
3/5/2019 Glow Lanterneinspirational,
3/4/2019 Civil Twilight Free versekiss,
3/4/2019 A Scraping of Shovels Free verseholocaust,horror,
3/3/2019 A Stubborn Man Free versedeath,
3/2/2019 Art Visual Coupletart,
3/1/2019 the nesting robin Haikuspring,
2/28/2019 Why I Should Win 1st Place Rhymewrite,
2/27/2019 Cross Sonnethumorous,
2/26/2019 On Garden Earth - HC Haikulife,
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2/23/2019 Saudade Free verselost love,
2/23/2019 Ten Year Anniversary at Poetry Soup Free verseplaces,
2/23/2019 Poetry and Me Rhymepoetry,
2/21/2019 A Three Word Poem Acrosticwords,
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2/20/2019 A Cosmic Beak Tankaplaces,
2/20/2019 The Much Anticipated Beach Day Rhymefeelings,
2/19/2019 Of Love Perpetual Free versepassion,romantic love,
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2/7/2019 Pity for Polar Bears Light Verseanimal,
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2/5/2019 Valentine Senryu Senryuvalentines day,
2/5/2019 Moorland - final revision Sapphic stanzahope,
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1/27/2019 as the waves come in Haikupassion,
1/26/2019 Angela Maria Monokumother daughter,
1/26/2019 Honest Abe Bioleadership,
1/24/2019 BLISS -DH Diminished Hexaversehappiness,
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Fav Poems

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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
My Partner, my Life Free versehusband,
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,
BEAT OUT THE RHYTHM Rhymefunny
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

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Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
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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
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Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
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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
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