Faye Rapoport DesPres


I am thrilled to announce that one of my essays, “Forty-Six,” has been published in Ascent, a journal that I admire greatly. The essay encompasses the musings of my mind on my forty-sixth birthday (it’s still difficult to grasp that I am that old, and that feeling winds its way through the piece).  If you’re interested in reading the essay, this is the link for Ascent:


I also feel honored to be in the company of the other writers who have published in Ascent (in fact, I haven’t stopped pinching myself), such as essayist Robert Root.  Mr. Root co-edited The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction which, according to Amazon.com, “offers the most comprehensive, teachable, and current introduction available today to the cutting-edge, evolving genre of creative nonfiction.” I read many parts of that book during my MFA studies, and it was incredibly helpful to me.  I still refer to it regularly.  One of my teachers, Michael Steinberg, is the other co-editor.

A tip: there are some highly poignant and interesting essays in Ascent, so if you have a little time on your hands, check them out (I haven’t had a chance yet to dive into the poetry and fiction).

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, everyone.


One thought on “"Forty-Six"