Lust, Love, and Memories

Lust, Love, and Memories is a compilation of poems that focuses on all stages of romantic relationships, from the desire and excitement felt at the very beginning, to the aftermath of them.


Meet Yolanda Santa Cruz

Yolanda Santa Cruz is a writer and visual artist. She began her studies in Fine Arts at the “San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts”. Her visual works are closely linked to the literary world and many of them include texts and artist books. She has been published in anthologies and magazines such as “Recuerdo Incorrumpible, Vol.2” (Spanish edition) and Visor. She has also participated in several festivals and residencies such as The Ephemeral Sculpture Festival, Hypatia in the woods, and World of Co.
You can find her @yolanda_santacruz_ on Instagram.

It’s 1985, the year of Live Aid, earthquakes, the birth of the World Wide Web and the year they found the wreck of the Titanic. It is the year that I became a staff nurse in a mental health day unit.

I am 24 years old and by my own admission still growing up. I lack confidence and I know I am overly sensitive at times, but also people say I am funny and creative with words. I think my story will relate to all females who grew up in the eighties and by their mid-twenties, still didn’t feel like an adult should feel. I am hopeless with men and attract ‘the wrong sort’ and I desperately want to find love. So do my two sisters and two best friends. Can we achieve it in this incredible year?

This year is eventful, there is never a dull moment.