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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" ( 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)

Limerick Contest Judged at last

Blog Posted:3/13/2023 3:55:00 PM

Sorry it took me so long, Guys. There was a death in my family recently that I had to travel home for and I am always busy with my job and taking hubbie to therapies. Usually I give more placements, but I was not quite as generous this time, and among my criteria was humor, so the funnier your limerick was to me, the more chance it had to place high.  Those who at least  followed basic limerick rules got onto the list. I eliminated some that were way off in either rhyme, syllable count or meter or that just did not make sense to me. Please ask me in Soupmail if you have questions about your placements. Thanks for your participation. I really enjoyed the humor I saw in the majority of the limericks. I will try to comment individually to you when I can.

Finally, one person wrote several limericks together to pay honor to Rico. Since the rule was to only give me your VERY best ONE limerick, I could not place it on the list, but it's a very nice tribute to Rico. If anyone wants to check it out, here is the link I found to it:


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Date: 3/15/2023 8:49:00 PM
Sounds like you have had a lot on your plate Andie, hopefully you have gotten at least some rest. I stink at limericks, I don't keep that secret. But the one I finally think actually fits the nonsensical parameters of the form, well, was probably a bit too 'bawdy' to post. For me anyway :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/17/2023 10:02:00 AM
You should see some of MY limericks. I have one at soup that I don't use in contests because like you, I think it's quite bawdy!! Yeah, my plate is always full, but sometimes with goodies as well.
Date: 3/14/2023 8:29:00 AM
Andrea, thank you so much for the contest and my placement, my cats are always great themes as they are so silly and funny, and congratulations to all your winners, blessings, Constance
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/14/2023 11:24:00 AM
yes, I adore funny poems about cats!!
Date: 3/14/2023 2:39:00 AM
Thanks for my placement, Andrea, I guess my meter got me that 5th place:) congratulations to all other winners:)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/14/2023 6:19:00 AM
It was a cute one though. Thanks for entering the contest, Jo.

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