Dream Horse Press

      Let's Not Sleep

             C. J. Sage

ISBN 0-9659307-3-4
60 pages, perfect bound
$12.95 + s/h
limited edition

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Artwork by Bob Dornberg

Praise for Let's Not Sleep:

"Through sinewy yet delicate lines, Sage unlocks experience and memory in a meditative exploration of the world, pointing to those truths which can never be fully captured, only illuminated through the radiance of language. Her poems are arresting, gratifying."

— Ryan G. Van Cleave

"I had a sense all through this book that I was reading something extraordinary....Let's Not Sleep is as close to being a perfect first book as I can imagine....Recommendation: Buy this book."

The Adirondack Review

"The book is filled with beautiful poems and one wants to quote line after line, poem after poem.... [Bridge Ghazal] is a wonderful example of how formal poetry can enrich itself, how a modern poet can still write a lyric which extends the form, instead of abandoning it.... Ms. Sage's gifts are immense.... Her formal skills are very strong and varied in their scope. Her voice is both playful and revelatory. "

The In Posse Review

"In this strong debut, C.J. Sage offers us poems where 'Yes and No chase each other round the props of any bridge.' The work in this book affords a subtle command of irony and eroticism .... Read such poems as 'How the Other Half,' 'Say You Love Your Husband,' 'Bridge Ghazal,' 'How to Tell a God,' 'You Are Not a Poet,' or 'She Was Like Persephone' in the bookstore and you will want to buy this book!"

— Ilya Kaminsky
    2001-2002 Ruth Lilly/Poetry magazine Fellow
    1999-2000 Writer In Residence, Phillips Exeter Academy

"C. J. Sage's new poetry collection, Let's Not Sleep, is a sensual delight—an urgent celebration of our place in nature—and an honest revelation of our arrogance in setting ourselves above and apart—and away—from the natural world of animals, all lovingly trounced in this musical miscellany.... These poems lack all polemics; they reveal that human sorrow, despair, desire, and evil can be seen through engagement in the lives of all creatures, both when they suffer from human misuses and insensitivity and when they don't....As their collective title suggests, these poems sing, dance, and cry with eyes wide open. They resonate with humbling humanity; navigate tirelessly troubled waters; and pulsate sublimely with libidinal energy."

— Ben Bennani, Paintbrush magazine


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