Mensah Demary

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Mensah Demary is editor-at-large with Catapult Books and Catapult magazine. His writing has appeared in The Common, Unruly Bodies, Vice, Salon, Slate, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. Find him on Twitter @futuremensah.

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Cover Photo: Watchword: How Octavia Butler Teaches Us Persistence by Mensah Demary
Watchword: How Octavia Butler Teaches Us Persistence

Of all the things that have come and gone in my life, I wanted this one thing, just one: to be a writer.

May 06, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Anja Silbar for Catapult
Watchword: A Writer Should Keep the Future in Mind

No one else can judge your practice. You must believe in the work that is in front of you, taking shape before your eyes.

Mar 25, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Anja Silbar for Catapult
Watchword: On Toni Morrison’s “The Future of Time”

Morrison understood that the future is animated and expressed through us.

Feb 28, 2019
Cover Photo: Photo by Erica Cavanagh
A Conversation with Adrian Shirk

“The conversation between the past and the present in New York is always kind of ambivalent.”

Feb 07, 2017
Cover Photo: A Conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang by Mensah Demary
A Conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang

“I naturally gravitate toward writing about the illness and the body.”

Oct 31, 2016
Cover Photo: A Conversation with Kashana Cauley by Mensah Demary
A Conversation with Kashana Cauley

“I aim to tell entertaining, partially personal, partially data-based stories.”

Sep 23, 2016
Cover Photo: photos by Colin Drohan
Recap: Jane Alison’s Nine Island Launch at Housing Works

Catapult celebrates its newest book with readings and a panel discussion.

Sep 15, 2016
Cover Photo: A Conversation with Andre Perry  by Mensah Demary
A Conversation with Andre Perry

“I wanted a way to talk to readers the way that I can only talk to my wife.”

Jun 10, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Hervé/flickr
Finding the Words: on writing and amnesia

“I sit quietly. I tell myself, ‘You’ve done this before.’”

Jun 06, 2016
Cover Photo: #CatapultReads: Staff Picks by Mensah Demary
#CatapultReads: Staff Picks

Catapult staff members share their current reads

Apr 29, 2016