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CONGRATULATIONS - SF WINNERS - Andrea Dietrich's Blog

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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.


CONGRATULATIONS - SF WINNERS


Blog Posted:11/17/2013 5:14:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to all WINNERS of my SUCCINCTLY FREE Verse Poetry Contest.
I poems/love'>love all the poems on this list and hope you will check them out. The top winners, especially, used wonderful imagery, which for me is the hallmark of a good free verse poem! A few poems I liked got eliminated because they felt more like narrative or stories than like free verse, but that does not mean they were not good poems. I just wanted to show the poetry that to MY mind is representative of free verse!

Many people did not follow my rules. I eliminated at least six or seven that were much longer than the required lines I asked for, and several poets forgot to write SF near their titles. However, my favorites all followed the rules and that made me very happy!!! I'll be posting a new contest shortly. Thanks for your support!


1 HOW LUSH--SF nette onclaud
1 DUST BOWL SF Monterey Sirak

2 Blood Test - SF Charlotte Puddifoot
2 Dance of Cranes: on Coming Home - SF SuZ - D

3 Furrows - SF Barbara Gorelick
3 Train Track To Abstract --SF Carrie Richards
3 Stammer -SF Choo Sum Lee

4 January Rain -SF-Poet Destroyer A
4 Precipice SF Richard Lamoureux

5 Loving The Night--SF Deb Wilson
5 Labyrinth SF Mark Peterson

6 Daffodil Dreams SF Christopher Thor Britt
6 Snowflakes - SF john beharry

7 Freedom SF Euginia Liapich

8 Another blue sky---SF kash poet

9 Cottage in the Wood - SF Tim Ryerson

10 boxed in --SF binibining P.iNk

Honorable Mention It is love- SF Dr.Ram Mehta

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Date: 12/2/2013 10:46:00 AM
Way to go all winners...Thanks for stopping by my work..Sara
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Date: 11/18/2013 9:47:00 AM
Thanks so much Andrea, what a great idea for a contest. Loved the short, snappy verses, and cheers to all your winners! Thanks again for my placement!
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Date: 11/18/2013 8:59:00 AM
Thanks for the honorable mention. I think it's time for me to introspect and be alert about the theme of the contest, Andrea.
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Date: 11/17/2013 11:46:00 PM
Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks for a place among all these fine poems. Look forward to reading all the winners.
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Date: 11/17/2013 11:24:00 PM
Andrea, thank you very much... xox..LINDA
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Date: 11/17/2013 9:35:00 PM
andie, this contest brought me back to my father's hometown.. thanks much for the inspiration and big cheers to all who joined... : huggs
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/22/2017 Autumn Royal Rhyme royalautumn,wedding,
9/21/2017 A Gallant, Unbidden Trioletdesire,
9/20/2017 How I Became an Oak Personificationtree,
9/18/2017 By My Grave Quaternmother son,
9/18/2017 Hold Me In Your Arms Quaternlonging,love,
9/17/2017 Precision with Double Rhyme Sonnet Sonnetloneliness,love,
9/15/2017 Talking Redford Limerickpeople,
9/14/2017 SEGUIDILLA - 2 Rhymeage,
9/11/2017 Sweet Imp Sedokagirl,
9/11/2017 Silhouettes Sonnetlove,
9/10/2017 Irma Tankastorm,
9/7/2017 Moonlight Delight Free versenight,romance,
9/6/2017 One Hot Summer Day Coupletsummer,
9/5/2017 WHITNEY 2 - Mystery Versemystery,
9/4/2017 Summer Rain Ottava rimarain,
9/3/2017 Friendship Bread -Dear Poet Friends Departed Rhymefriendship,metaphor,
9/2/2017 Atmospheric Pressure Sonnetweather,
9/1/2017 The Winds of Change Kyrielleworld,
9/1/2017 Die Badende Personificationart,
8/29/2017 Why Do I Need You, Lord Sonnetgod,
8/28/2017 When Music Dies Coupletmusic,
8/27/2017 When Summer Came to Winter Sonnetweather,
8/27/2017 Old Covered Bridges Free versenostalgia,world,
8/26/2017 Tangled With You Trioletlove,
8/24/2017 Blowing in the Wind Ethereelonging,nostalgia,
8/23/2017 A Baboon Bummer Rhymeanimal,
8/21/2017 The Trip of my Life Haibuntravel,
8/20/2017 Fallen Angel Rhymesad love,
8/18/2017 At Dunkirk Ethereecourage,world war ii,
8/17/2017 Lost Rendezvous Sonnetlost love,
8/15/2017 Seasonal Color Rondeaucolor,summer,
8/13/2017 Shadow Poet - A Place Exists Versepoets,
8/11/2017 How Happy Rhymehappy,
8/10/2017 Missing You Sedokalonely,
8/7/2017 As Always, With Chagrin Sonnetgirl,
8/6/2017 Love is Actually THIS Rispettolove,
8/3/2017 Feeling Tragedy Quintain (English)feelings,
8/1/2017 Just Two Pairs of Shoes Sonnetclothes,
7/29/2017 Dale Free versebrother,
7/27/2017 A Monoku Questionku Monokulust,
7/25/2017 His Burning Desire Monokulust,
7/24/2017 The Lighthouse Sonnetstorm,
7/20/2017 A Scary Movie Sonnetfilm,
7/15/2017 Two-Voice Tanka, Thrice Tankanature,
7/12/2017 Trust Me Baby This Is Love Sonnetyouth,
7/10/2017 Vanity Thy Name is Metro-Man Free versemen,vanity,
7/9/2017 The Eyes Have It Sonnetlove,
7/7/2017 Collaboration Contest Quatrainsister,vacation,writing,
7/5/2017 By Amazing Grace Coupletsong,
7/4/2017 Abdullah Blank versefriendship,
7/2/2017 Brief - Lady' Purses -Calceolaria Tankabeautiful,flower,
6/29/2017 Rapt Yet Sad Rondeausad love,
6/27/2017 TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest Acrosticspiritual,
6/27/2017 On the Way to the Spacific Coupletchild,
6/26/2017 Impressions From a Stone Skipped on Water Dramatic monologuecharacter,
6/23/2017 Landscape - Beach Scene Quatrainart,
6/23/2017 Spring's First-Born Tankaimage,sad,
6/20/2017 Blue Daisy Quatrainrelationship,
6/18/2017 In Response to What Will Tomorrow Bring Pantoumfuture,
6/17/2017 Desiring to know the Totem Guiding Me Proseanimal,
6/15/2017 My Autumn Dream Verselost love,
6/13/2017 A Joyous Time Versejoy,
6/11/2017 Drink Hearty Monokulife,
6/9/2017 Nora's War Ottava rimapsychological,
6/7/2017 Of Quiver Sublimity Quintain (English)romance,
6/6/2017 I Should Not Have Looked Monorhymenature,
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5/26/2017 Swan Ballerina Pages Personificationpoetess,poetry,
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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
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 Poetryanimals,
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 Poetryfunny,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 Poetryadventure,art,beauty,enco
Putting on Makeup Rhymeintrospection,sad,
Desire Light Poetrylife,lost love,love,
Love? Bah! Rhymelost love,lovelove,
Real Life Shoe Fable Clerihewhusband
BLACK and BLUE Rhymeabuse,funny,husband,me,
More Than A Dream Free versededication,holiday,intros
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
The Man on Brunswick Drive Free verseintrospection,people
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,

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Jerri Ward United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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