Faye Rapoport DesPres


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Faye Rapoport DesPres’ debut book, MESSAGE FROM A BLUE JAY, was published by Buddhapuss Ink in Spring 2014

From an astonishing blue jay to a lone humpback whale, from the back roads of her home town to the streets of Jerusalem and the Tower of London, debut author Faye Rapoport DesPres examines a modern life marked by a passion for the natural world, a second chance at love, unexpected loss, and the search for a place she can finally call home in this beautifully-crafted memoir-in-essays. (Buddhapuss Ink, Spring 2014).



Faye Rapoport DesPres has spent much of her writing career as a journalist and business/non-profit writer. In 2010 she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College’s Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program, where she focused on creative nonfiction.

Early in her career, Faye worked as a writer for environmental organizations that focused on protecting wildlife and natural resources. In 1999, after switching to journalism, she won a Colorado Press Association award as a staff writer for a Denver weekly newspaper, where she wrote news stories, features, and interviews.

Faye’s freelance work has since appeared in The New York Times, Animal Life, Trail and Timberline and a number of other publications. Her personal essays, fiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, including Ascent, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, damselfly press, Eleven Eleven, Fourth Genre, Hamilton Stone Review, Necessary Fiction, Platte Valley Review, Prime Number Magazine, Superstition Review, The Whistling Fire and the Writer’s Chronicle.

She is an adjunct first-year writing instructor at Lasell College.

Faye was born in New York City, and over the years she has lived in upstate New York, Colorado, England, and Israel. She currently lives in the Boston area with her husband, Jean-Paul, and their four rescued cats.