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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/


Remember September is Judged; New Tribute Contest to be Posted

Blog Posted:9/23/2022 8:53:00 PM

I just finalized my Remember September Contest. I guess I had been expecting more "memories." Instead I was getting a lot of poetry painting how beautiful September is. If it had been a contest simply to describe the characteristics of September, a lot of people would have scored even higher than they did, but I tried to put at the top of my winners list the poems that more specifically described memories. If anyone has questions on why they placed as they did, shoot me a Soupmail. I was impressed by many of the poems that were entered and enjoyed reading them all. Also, I was looking carefully at how people used the form they chose. I am a little strict with tanka and sijo writing because I expect a kind of twist in the last line of those two forms in case people choose to write for me using tanka or sijo in the future. 

Regarding Connie Marcum Wong, I have been trying to get info about an obituary or to find out more about Connie's passing, but I think the family is too busy at the moment to be bothered with my questions.  The day after Connie's daughter Jennier informed me of her mother's passing, I told her I wanted to do a contest in her Mom's memory. and I told her a few of my ideas.  Suz had aleady started the lovely Constanza Contest when I got this reply from Jennifer. She said, "I like the idea about how mom touched their hearts to inspire them."

Therefore, keeping to what Jennifer would like to see, I will now go create a contest that will deal with the above topic. It is going to be a little different than some might expect becaue I want to include as many tributes as possible, so please read the rules carefully when you go to my contest rules. Happy Weekend, Everyone.



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Date: 9/24/2022 9:47:00 PM
Thank you ssooo very much for my placement. Congratulations to all the winners.
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Date: 9/24/2022 3:03:00 PM
Hi Andrea: I didn’t write one in time to enter but will look forward to reading all the winning poems. Thanks for the tips about what you expect for cute contests.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/24/2022 9:03:00 PM
Thanks, Suz. I'm really happy to see you more active here recently
Date: 9/24/2022 12:28:00 PM
thank you for my generous placement, andrea.:) yes i thought you wanted more specific memories, but i was a bit naughty, well you know me, i just go wherever it takes me, and this one took me to a sort of obituary for september
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/24/2022 9:04:00 PM
But you do naughty SO WELL
Date: 9/24/2022 8:14:00 AM
Andrea, thank you so much for the inspiration and contest, and my placement. I am sorry I missed that it was to be about Connie. My poem called, September 11, 2001 Baby, is about the memory of my nieces birth, she was born as the World Trade Buildings fell. This poem is a wonderful addition to my collection. I look forward to writing a poem for our beloved Connie in your next contest, blessings
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Date: 9/24/2022 11:07:00 AM
Constance, you did not misunderstand at all. My NEW contest is about Connie!! The one I just closed was September memories.

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12/6/2022 a deer family Haikuanimal,winter,
12/5/2022 The Spirit of Christmas Free versechristmas,
12/4/2022 To Be Uncool Rhymelife,
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11/29/2022 A Wrapper's Night Before Christmas Rhymechristmas,
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11/27/2022 Sweet Poetry Rhymepoetry,
11/26/2022 Bad Clown of a Chimp- Nursery Rhyme Limerickanimal,
11/25/2022 Don't Quit Your Daydream Quatrainson,
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11/20/2022 SNAKE FOOTLES Footleanimal,
11/19/2022 To Capture Perfect Words Versepoetry,
11/19/2022 Silent Pain, Screaming Free versepain,
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11/17/2022 Most Beautiful Christmas Quaternchristmas,
11/16/2022 Last Rose of Fall Villanellerose,
11/16/2022 Freedom's Blessing Free versefreedom,
11/14/2022 Beauty of the Night Quintain (English)night,
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11/12/2022 November and December as Sisters Quatrainholiday,
11/10/2022 SPIDER FOOTLES Footleinsect,
11/9/2022 Like a Lullaby Quaternrain,
11/9/2022 The Only Star For Me Rhymelove,
11/8/2022 Pretty Kitty - Nursery Rhyme Rhymecat,
11/8/2022 For the Love of Leigh Monorhymehumorous,
11/7/2022 The Fifth Season Free versefuture,
11/6/2022 Ukulele Trioletmusic,
11/5/2022 Musings on this November Day Free versenovember,
11/5/2022 Cat Contradiction Limerickcat,
11/4/2022 Rotating Consciousness Rhymelife,
11/3/2022 911 Call from Transylvania Footledeath of a friend,humorou
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10/31/2022 When I Was Young Rhymefamily,feelings,
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10/27/2022 A Note In the Wind - NW Free versepoetry,
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10/24/2022 A Note on the Wind I Followed Rhymewriting,
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10/21/2022 Seven Footles Footlepeople,
10/19/2022 Bitter Only Free verselost love,
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If ever Free verselove
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to know you Free versedevotion,husband
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My Reason For Living Free versehusband
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Desire Light Versebutterfly,flower,life,los
Love? Bah! Rhymelost love,lovelove,
Real Life Shoe Fable Clerihewhusband
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Kaleidoscope Life Senryubeautiful,
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Andrea the POETESS Sonnetdedication,flower,inspira
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Twilight's Fading Light Free verselife,nature
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Fireflies Haibunlove,nature,me,light,ligh
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Whipped Free versebird,natural disasters,na
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