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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

Please EDIT before I judge my contest: ONE LINE ONLY
Date Posted: 2/25/2024 2:51:00 PM
Congrats, Sijo Winners
Date Posted: 2/4/2024 11:28:00 AM
In Need of Clarification on putting info underneath poems
Date Posted: 2/4/2024 9:09:00 AM
Note to Those who entered my Sijo Contest - blog slightly revised
Date Posted: 2/3/2024 12:52:00 PM
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Date Posted: 1/14/2024 1:44:00 PM
Finally judging/ my Grinchy Rules/ A Gremlin in my Soup
Date Posted: 12/22/2023 12:13:00 PM
Example of Ninette For Those Who Want To Try One for my Contest
Date Posted: 11/7/2023 1:20:00 PM
Just Noticed Something Since we came back online
Date Posted: 10/26/2023 1:25:00 PM
Going back to 50th high school Reunion
Date Posted: 9/13/2023 11:57:00 PM
Please Recheck your entries for my July Etheree Contest/My Daughter
Date Posted: 7/23/2023 4:48:00 PM
Why I am putting off judging my contest till next weekend
Date Posted: 7/16/2023 2:00:00 PM
Joyce Johnson from 2022 at age 104
Date Posted: 6/28/2023 12:08:00 PM
Tributes to Harry
Date Posted: 6/25/2023 2:00:00 PM
In Memorial: Beloved Soup poets Who Have Passed Away
Date Posted: 5/28/2023 11:03:00 AM
Where is Nette Onclaud (as well as others who have wandered away)??
Date Posted: 5/25/2023 12:46:00 PM
Thanks, All who Supported my Tankacrostic Contest
Date Posted: 4/8/2023 4:16:00 PM
Limerick Contest Judged at last
Date Posted: 3/13/2023 3:55:00 PM
Poetry Phoenix - will others return?
Date Posted: 3/13/2023 2:35:00 PM
A Blog on our dear Joyce Johnson
Date Posted: 12/27/2022 9:41:00 AM
Chantelle is Well: Blog for Chantelle on Her Behalf
Date Posted: 11/22/2022 10:06:00 AM
Blog for Our Friend Chantelle
Date Posted: 11/20/2022 12:41:00 PM
Tributes to Connie Finalized
Date Posted: 10/30/2022 4:37:00 PM
News on Connie's Memorial Service for Anyone Interested
Date Posted: 10/11/2022 3:52:00 PM
Remember September is Judged; New Tribute Contest to be Posted
Date Posted: 9/23/2022 8:53:00 PM
I am Shocked and Greatly Saddened: My Dear Friend Connie M. Passed Away
Date Posted: 9/13/2022 1:12:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/23/2024 LIFE Acrosticlife,
4/23/2024 John's Visit: Ephemera theme Free verseboyfriend,
4/22/2024 Wishing for Dawn Rhymerights,war,
4/21/2024 Zinnia Sonnetflower,
4/19/2024 Reverse Graffiti Otherlight,
4/19/2024 Confluence Shapepeace,
4/19/2024 After the Floods Sonnetrain,
4/17/2024 Yearn Sonnetpassion,
4/16/2024 That Was Then; This is Now Ethereeidentity,
4/15/2024 Forgotten Field of Forever Free versechildhood,war,
4/15/2024 High Fidelity Free verseinspiration,
4/13/2024 Reverse Graffiti Otherlight,moon,
4/12/2024 For Spring I Sing Sonnetseasons,
4/11/2024 Write Listwrite,
4/10/2024 Bird Footles -2 Footlebird,
4/9/2024 Beach Fun for My Feet Versebeach,
4/8/2024 Footles for the Birds Footlebird,
4/8/2024 One New Year’s Eve Senryunew year,
4/6/2024 If Giraffes Limerickanimal,
4/6/2024 What Happens to Our Socks Rhymehumorous,
4/4/2024 Babel Rhymesociety,
4/3/2024 Sweet Rose Oderose,
3/31/2024 Vanish Rhymepeople,
3/30/2024 Daniel Defoe Clerihewwriting,
3/26/2024 A Canary and Cat Tale Limerickcat,
3/26/2024 A Hunger Unfed Prosepeople,
3/25/2024 I’ll Always Be Loving You Lyriclove,
3/25/2024 Dispatch for Bus Drivers : Search That Bus Rhymeschool,
3/23/2024 Sun Personificationsun,
3/23/2024 Our Family Legend Dale Acrosticbrother,
3/22/2024 An Interview with the Color Blue Narrativeblue,
3/21/2024 Queen Sea Rispettowater,
3/20/2024 Lanterne Laterns for the Season Lanternespring,
3/19/2024 Of Writing on Black and White Rhymecolor,
3/19/2024 I Wish I Had Ethereerelationship,
3/18/2024 Utterly Listlife,
3/17/2024 Woven Worlds Othernature,
3/16/2024 Appreciation Acrosticpeople,
3/13/2024 La Di Da Rhymepride,
3/11/2024 Tattered Sonnetheartbreak,
3/10/2024 William Wordsworth Clerihewpoets,
3/9/2024 A World Without War Acrosticwar,
3/9/2024 Once Upon a Time Free verselife,
3/8/2024 Guess Who Rhymecelebrity,
3/8/2024 Daffodil Personificationflower,
3/7/2024 Spring Sonata Free versespring,
3/6/2024 I Am the One Sonnettime,
3/3/2024 The Gigglemug - Dodo Dodoitsugiggle,
3/3/2024 Soft Listremember,
3/2/2024 Beauty Rhymelove,
3/1/2024 If Mama Ain't Happy Rhymemother,
3/1/2024 Michael Cain Clerihewtoday,
2/29/2024 Misused Lyriclost love,
2/28/2024 Bunnies Rhymeanimal,
2/27/2024 Spontaneity Rhymefun,
2/27/2024 Sheep Valentine Coupletlove,
2/26/2024 To those who entered my One Line of Alliteration: The Name Game contest Monokupoets,
2/25/2024 Redamancy Sedokakiss,
2/25/2024 Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater - the rest of the story Rhymeanti bullying,
2/24/2024 Magic Minichu Rhymemagic,
2/23/2024 It Started with a Blank Canvas Ethereebeach,
2/22/2024 Building Tension Sonnetromance,
2/21/2024 She Rhymemythology,tree,
2/20/2024 Rambling Sonnettravel,
2/20/2024 On Contests Tankawriting,
2/19/2024 Robert Frost Clerihewpoets,
2/19/2024 I Am Coupletlove,
2/17/2024 In Spring Ethereespring,
2/16/2024 Beatles McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr Verseteen love,
2/14/2024 Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right Now Rhymehumorous,
2/14/2024 Edgar Allen Poe Clerihewliterature,
2/13/2024 Life’s Wonderful Kyriellelife,
2/12/2024 Pearl of the Orient Quaterninternational,
2/11/2024 Part-time ESL Teacher - PS Blank versejobs,
2/11/2024 Male Slang Footle Names - final part Footleboy,
2/10/2024 One Spring Long Ago Personificationlove hurts,
2/10/2024 Heloise - First Draft Trioletlove hurts,
2/5/2024 Quiescent Sonnetpeace,
2/4/2024 Rid of You Lyricmoving on,
2/2/2024 Discombobulation and Beyond Rhymedark,
2/2/2024 Charlotte Bronte Clerihewwriting,
2/1/2024 Undone Quaternlost love,
1/30/2024 A January Hiku Haikuday,
1/30/2024 Spice of Life Blitzfood,fun,
1/29/2024 Male Footle Slang Names: Part 7 Footlehumorous,
1/28/2024 You Rogue Quaternlove hurts,
1/27/2024 Moon Vacations in 2050 Free versemoon,
1/25/2024 Agatha Christie Clerihewwoman,
1/24/2024 A Poem on My Pets Rhymepets,
1/21/2024 A Modern Valentine: Define The Relationship, Please Limerickvalentines day,
1/21/2024 Bike Ride Footleyouth,
1/21/2024 Tea Can Be the Spice of Life Prose Poetrydrink,
1/19/2024 Perpetual Sonnetphilosophy,
1/19/2024 On Seeing the Moon Fibonaccimoon,
1/18/2024 Rummaging To Find My Favorite Thing Proseyouth,
1/18/2024 Like a Sunbeam Limericklove,
1/17/2024 Before the Day Turned Into Night Quatorzainnature,
1/17/2024 A Compromising Position Rhymephilosophy,
1/15/2024 Awaken and of Sweet Joy Partake Quintain (Sicilian)joy,
1/14/2024 A True and Silly Tale Rhymeanimal,

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Fav Poems

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 Verseanimals,
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
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 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
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 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,
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
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
A Round Tuit Shapefunny

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Michelle Mac Donald Canada Flag Canada Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
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James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Nick Bagnall United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
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Carol Fillmore Canada Flag Canada Read
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Nette Onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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Lizzie Treetop Australia Flag Australia Read
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