I’m a second-year Philosophy student at Cambridge, originally from Madrid. This gives me one of those rare chances to compare myself to my two literary role models – Tsvetaeva and Nabokov – who, like me, had a habit of nostalgically sliding their native cities and languages into their work. With the former, I also share a methodical yet passionate approach to writing poetry and a tendency to idolize other artists, and with the latter an excessive delight in wordplay. Outside of literature (or is it?) I take an interest in culture and gender studies, and at their intersection with my degree, in aesthetics.