Faye Rapoport DesPres

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Dead Man’s Path

I’ve just started teaching a literature course on “The Short Story,” and short fiction is fast becoming one of my favorite reading choices. Today we read “Dead Man’s Path” by well-known Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. The story describes a young,…

I write fiction, too!

I recently reviewed the proofs for Red Earth Review‘s July issue, which will contain my short story, “Capture the Moon.” This is how the journal describes itself: Much like the MFA program at Oklahoma City University that shares its name…

Where’s Faye?

I haven’t dropped off the map. Life has been a bit chaotic lately. I’ve also just started a new semester at Lasell College — I’m teaching freshman composition and a literature course titled “Memoir and the Personal Essay,” and I’m…