Val Dering Rojas is a Los Angeles-based poet and artist who has also studied Addiction and Recovery Counseling and Psychology. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Referential Magazine, Dogzplot, Naugatuck River Review, Right Hand Pointing, Burnt District, District Lit, Arsenic Lobster, and Pirene’s Fountain, among others. She is the author of the chapbook TEN
(Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and a Pushcart nominee. Her second chapbook, a semi-finalist for the 2016 Kithara Prize, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in Summer 2016.