Subterranean Light

Poems by Susanne West

Cover of Subterranean Light; Poems by Susanne West Endorsements

“A good poet is someone who has plumbed the depths of human experience and somehow manages to bring back to the surface the gems found there.  A GREAT poet is someone who strips themselves bare such that each poem manages to reach through the ethers and touch the reader, letting them know they are not alone in their own human experience.  Such is this beautiful collection of poems from Susanne West.  She explores death and loss without flinching, offers solace, hope and guidance, and reminds us always that, “Blessings arrive just when it seems impossible.”  This is a book to turn to again and again and again, as one would turn towards the wisdom of a great teacher when most needed.  Let the hard-earned wisdom of her deeply moving journey guide you towards the peace that surpasses all understanding.”

– Tina M. Benson, M.A., Author of “A Woman Unto Herself: A Different Kind of Love Story,” and “Soulwhisperings: Erotic and Devotional Love Poems for an Outer or Inner Beloved

“Susanne West is the real deal. A poet who walks the walk of a deeply integrated spiritual life. And you can feel it in her gorgeous, inspired poetry that radiates with light even in the midst of great difficulty and darkness. Though some of the topics she boldly addresses, like illness and strained relationships, are painful to witness, there is the unwavering presence of hope, trust in Being, and an invitation to the reader to move towards the wisdom and light at the heart of all things. The poems in Subterranean Light are substantial, universal, healing, wise and uplifting. A must read.”

– Susan Isa Efros author of Girls Gone Astray and This Is Womens’ Work

“Graceful and potent transmission in every written word.  Susanne West’s poems in Subterranean Light provide innumerable doorways, guiding you to deeply feel and experience the totality of your very being.”

– Carole Griggs, Ph.D., Co-founder of, author of Space to See Reality.