I am Susan Spilecki, a poet who teaches writing and communication at MIT and Northeastern University. Living in Japan for two years after college left me with a lifelong love of Japanese arts and culture. Being a lifelong geek has made me fascinated with popular culture and especially feminist icons. I also love to write about flamenco, martial arts, yoga, food and relationships. I believe that poetry should reflect our real daily lives and I aim to look at that from many different directions on this blog.