A woman of two worlds explores personal identity, spirituality and relationships in Sleep is a Country, her first collection. Her life has been both prairie and capital, French and English. Le Dressay's often removed observations and sometimes heated interactions are shared in poems connected by strong emotion.
"Have you heard rocks keening? Anne Le Dressay helps us recognize the sound. Austere as ancient standing stones, her poems are perfectly shaped, perfectly positioned to reflect the wordless light." Mary A. Wright"In a voice both tender and mordant, Anne Le Dressay traces the seismic shifts of the urban world where identities are never constant. These are poems that test the thin walls between self and stranger, reaching through to touch us with the dark wit of recognition." Nadine McInnis
Anne Le Dressay teaches English at Augustana University College in Camrose, Alberta. Originally from Manitoba, where French was her mothertongue, Le Dressay has what she calls a rural working class background.