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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)

IF you entered my JUST AUGUST contest with Tanka

Blog Posted:8/8/2022 8:16:00 AM

A member came to me asking if she could write more than one tanka for my contest. She did this because she saw someone or more than one person writing more than one tanka. PLEASE do not write a series of tanka. A tanka is a one-stanza poem (at least generally speaking) and I did not ask for more than one. Please redo your poetry if you wrote more than one tanka. I rarely read entries until my contest fills up, so you have time to redo this. Thanks!

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Date: 8/11/2022 6:04:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea. Good to know.
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My Past Blog Posts

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Update of Blog for Connie
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My latest Tribute Contest list posted: Celebrating Carolyn's Poetry
Date Posted: 9/19/2021 10:43:00 AM
Curious: Are you not able to copy/paste a person's poem for my contest?
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Carolyn Devonshire's Poetry: In Memoriam
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Rest in Peace, Carolyn
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Happy Birthday, Winter Solstice Baby "John"
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So Shocked to Learned ONLY TODAY of a Fellow Soup member's death
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Sorry I can't Judge my Contest yet
Date Posted: 5/17/2020 7:44:00 PM
YOU Still have time to edit for The I AM contest/ contestants please read
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Date Posted: 5/3/2020 6:57:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln quotes and poetry. Tell me your favorite quote of his!
Date Posted: 2/15/2020 7:48:00 PM
About My 3-cubed Christmas Contest/ Chance to Edit, many done wrong!
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My Recent Poems

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9/25/2022 june collection Haikujune,
9/25/2022 HESITANT Versedog,
9/23/2022 Come, Fall Ottava rimaautumn,
9/22/2022 Fall - Sweet Lass Rhymeautumn,
9/21/2022 I Wandered Lonely As a Twig Rhymelonely,
9/20/2022 Take Me To Nirvana Quaternlife,
9/19/2022 Candy - typos edited Narrativeconflict,mystery,
9/17/2022 The 27 Club Should Be Renamed Blank versemusic,
9/15/2022 A Hodgepodge of Cat Footles Footlecat,
9/15/2022 A Haunted Hayride Pantoum- edited for typos Pantoumhalloween,
9/12/2022 Of Mind, Body, Soul, and Spirit Rhymewisdom,
9/10/2022 Our Perfect Autumn Drive Free verseautumn,
9/9/2022 My Comfort and Delight Quatrainpets,
9/8/2022 a mid-autumn scene Haikuautumn,
9/7/2022 Dear Brother Shadormabrother,
9/5/2022 The Dear Three Haikupets,
9/4/2022 Happy Sixtieth Acrosticanniversary,
9/3/2022 Captain America and His Mighty Shield Rhymehero,
9/2/2022 A Jolly Fisherman - title edited for A Rhymechildren,
9/1/2022 Collie Dog Footles Footleanimal,
8/30/2022 I Never Did Foresee When Young Sonnetwrite,
8/28/2022 Mom and Daughter on Back to School Limerickschool,
8/27/2022 The Rose Rhymeflower,
8/27/2022 Harold Shipman, Known as Fred Clerihewmental illness,
8/26/2022 Useless Tankacreation,
8/26/2022 Where is God Hiding Ethereegod,
8/24/2022 I Think About You Coupletlost love,
8/24/2022 Of Fatalism Didacticfate,
8/23/2022 I Think of Summertime Villanellesummer,
8/21/2022 Love Is Listlove,
8/21/2022 Poetry Soup Namepoetry,
8/20/2022 A Love Song Lyriclost love,
8/18/2022 Feeling Free, Being Me Rhymemotivation,
8/18/2022 It's a Pickle Party Rhymefood,
8/16/2022 My Poetry Epiphany Sonnetme,
8/15/2022 A Hint of Autumn Quaternseasons,
8/13/2022 of larks and larkspur Haikusummer,
8/13/2022 Scrooge Diamantecharacter,
8/13/2022 On Grandpa's Farm Tankachildhood,
8/13/2022 Schnauzers and Shepherds Footledog,
8/10/2022 God's Water Kyriellewater,
8/9/2022 Oh, Wind Rispettolost love,
8/8/2022 Dog Footles Footledog,
8/6/2022 Blackberries, Blackberries Rhymefruit,
8/6/2022 A Sleuth Self-made Rhymemystery,
8/5/2022 Oh, Mighty is the Sword Rhymehero,
8/3/2022 Listless as a Lazy River Rhymesad,
8/2/2022 Deplorable Dejection Villanellesad,
7/29/2022 Practice NDA Rhymespiritual,
7/25/2022 JOY Coupletjoy,
7/25/2022 When You Arrive Free versehello,
7/23/2022 Christmas in July Rhymebirthday,
7/21/2022 The Pale Moon Emerged from Dark Clouds Quatrainlost love,sad,
7/20/2022 An ONOMATOPEIA Song Rhymesound,
7/19/2022 A Talented Philanderer Terza Rimawind,
7/18/2022 Too Far Gone Quaternsad,
7/17/2022 Love Song to my Rose Rhymelove,
7/17/2022 Tears of a Valiant Soldier Rhymeboy,
7/16/2022 PURRING Rictameterlove,
7/14/2022 Shelly Gorde Limerickfun,
7/13/2022 Tabby Cat Footles Footlecat,
7/9/2022 My Seasons and Their In-Betweens Rhymelife,
7/8/2022 Sloth Rhymepeople,
7/6/2022 One Summer Eve Quintain (English)nature,
7/4/2022 Be in the Place Ethereeinspirational,
7/4/2022 Thanksgiving Crystals Crystallinethanks,
7/3/2022 The Tale I Tell Quintillafantasy,
7/3/2022 feline Footles Footlecat,
7/3/2022 the art of peace Monokupeace,
7/2/2022 When Heart Takes Flight Sonnetboy,
7/1/2022 Toddler's Thrill Rhymechild,
6/28/2022 A Lost Earring Sonnetlost,
6/26/2022 Life Through a Child's Eyes Haibunchild,
6/25/2022 respite Haikubeach,
6/23/2022 Women In My Family Rhymefamily,
6/23/2022 Greed Quatrainevil,
6/22/2022 In the Oak-Heath Forest Rhymefantasy,
6/22/2022 Strawberry Ice Cream Tankafood,
6/21/2022 Catty - 5 Cat Footles Footlecat,
6/17/2022 The Three-Fold Flame of Christ Ethereespiritual,
6/15/2022 With Life in Tune Rhymenature,
6/13/2022 Beauty Diminished Hexaversehome,
6/12/2022 Nocturnal Forest Free verseanimal,
6/10/2022 Split Wide Open Acrosticfruit,
6/9/2022 Rondeau Redouble - It's Good to know Rondeau Redoublewriting,
6/8/2022 The Several Mysteries of Stanley Meyer Ethereework,
6/7/2022 I Wait For You Personificationdog,
6/6/2022 LILACS Pleiadesflower,
6/5/2022 Kitten' Around Footlecat,
6/4/2022 TIME Versetime,
6/4/2022 to Fly Sonnetflying,
6/3/2022 Potato Salad Epulaeryufood,
6/3/2022 A Wish for the World Ethereeworld,
6/2/2022 The Dating Joker Limerickhumorous,
5/31/2022 Steven Rogers - AKA Captain American Limerickcharacter,
5/29/2022 For Jim: An Alaska Rambler Odepoets,
5/28/2022 At Daybreak Haikumorning,sun,
5/28/2022 From Your Little Honey Bee Sonnetinsect,
5/26/2022 Try to Imagine Ethereelove,
5/25/2022 Sentimentality Free versewriting,

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Fav Poems

The Stone Elegydeath,love,
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Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
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A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) . Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Rhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
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Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
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A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
Footsteps Free versefatherme,me,
If ever Free verselove
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A fantsy world Haiku 
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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
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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
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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 Versebutterfly,flower,life,los
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,
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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