Victor Dennis Tino Nierva belongs to the new generation of Bikolano writers—dreaming big for his native literature. He was fellow at the 44th UP National Writers Workshop (Poetry in Bikol) and at the 1st Ateneo (AILAP) Workshop on Scriptwriting for Film and Television. A collection of his poems was shortlisted in the 2006 Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon. He is also a member of the Kabulig: Bikol Writers Group. Writing poetry in three languages: Bikol, English and Tagalog, his works have been published in a number of literary anthologies; he also writes for national periodicals. At present, he is on leave from his Journalism classes at the Ateneo de Naga University to pursue a master's degree in creative writing at the University of the Philippines.