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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" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDWxc4cpHDc) 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) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7710360/


Curious: Are you not able to copy/paste a person's poem for my contest?

Blog Posted:8/22/2021 12:19:00 PM

Recently a poet told me she was worried about my contest in which I ask for each poet to post a favorite poem of theirs written by Carolyn Devonshire. Then all you have to do is write a short paragraph beneath it, telling why you liked this poem. What inspired you or made you feel drawn to it, etc? I have always been able to copy/paste a poem from another person's page and put it into the submission box if I needed to do this. 

Are others having problems with this? I did not mean for this to be a difficult or complicated challenge. Even if you have no favorite C.D (Carolyn Devonshire) poem, you only need to read several of her poems and decide for yourself which you would like to enter in my tribute contest to showcase her most inspiring works. Please soupmail me for specific questions, or even ask me in this blog if you want!



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Date: 8/26/2021 10:47:00 PM
I have already done it, Andrea, it's simple:) thank you as it enabled me to go through various beautiful poems of Carolyn, even her old ones:)
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Date: 8/22/2021 6:10:00 PM
Dear Ria, I too had NO problem in copying and pasting one of my favorite Carolyn's poems that I loved so much. I appreciate you for taking the initiatives to sponsor such a simple yet inspiring contest as a tribute to dear Carolyn Devonshire. I enjoyed writing for dear Constance's Carolyn tribute contest too. Due to such lovely contests by you both, I was able to know Carolyn more and thank you Andrea and Constance for the same. Am yet to read all other entries of Constance's tribute contest. Yes, I too can't wait to see the results of your contest... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/22/2021 11:11:00 PM
thanks so much, Ani. I advised the person who asked me this question to simply type CArolyn's poem into the box. It takes time but at least it is a solution for them! by the way, I really appreciate your enthusiasm for getting to know people at Soup and am so happy you felt inspired to read Carolyn's work!
Date: 8/22/2021 4:29:00 PM
Done! Copy/paste, no probs -- excepting for the inacceptability of your suggested title having the"." placed between "CD" (C.D?), not happening, Aloha!
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Date: 8/22/2021 5:46:00 PM
None dealt, be but a glitch to note as 'twas in my prior contest. Unable to effect any changes till TPS alerted me to the contest end date was earlier than it should be, once corrected, I was able to effect change. Mayhaps, the same applies, if not the end date, review your contest page best you can, Aloha!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/22/2021 5:25:00 PM
oh I don't remember what I said anymore about "CD" It's no big deal. I tried to get into my contest page to edit that part and I could not figure out how to make the contest page scroll down so I could edit it. So weird.
Date: 8/22/2021 2:18:00 PM
I was able to. I just did mine this morning.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/22/2021 5:26:00 PM
I wonder why this friend of mine can't get it to happen?? I hope she can figure it out. I know. I will just tell her to type it up in the box!!!
Date: 8/22/2021 1:25:00 PM
Andrea, I had no problem in copying and pasting a poem of Carolyn on my poetry page and writing a paragraph beneath, it was easy breezy, of course, I give her credit for the poem. It is the same as if you took another poets quote and used it in your poem, love your contest Andrea and cannot wait to see the results ~Constance
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/22/2021 5:27:00 PM
Yes, of course, I should have mentioned to give her poem the credit. But I can't edit my contest. I can only access the very top of the contest page. Maybe I'll just say it there!!

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