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mensah demary – Specter Magazine

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei

This week our New York City team caught up with mensah demary, the co-founder of Specter magazine, a literary platform for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. In addition to his leadership at Specter, mensah is a poet, columnist, and fiction and nonfiction writer.

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In this episode, mensah tells Kristin about the conception of Specter, based on a practical vision to bring the work of marginalized writers to light. They discuss its creation, editorial vision, and plans for the future, as well as mensah’s personal literary adventures.

I can’t overstate the importance of the internet and having social media at my disposal. I can’t overstate its importance to Specter and to my writing career. Without it, it would’ve been much more difficult to build up a readership for both myself and for Specter, and more importantly, or maybe just as importantly, it would’ve been much more difficult to build up a support system of like-minded individuals: whether you write similarly to them or not, just having people around who understand the process…

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

mensah demary is editor in chief of Specter Magazine, and is a columnist for Fourculture Magazine. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Metazen, Little Fiction, PANK, Thought Catalog, and elsewhere. Originally from New Jersey, mensah currently lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Posted on: February 10, 2015 · Homepage, Late Night Conversation, Podcasts, Uncategorized ·Tags: , , , .

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