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New interview for the blog The Black Tongue where I talk about Social Skills, my graphic novel KOBK, hip hop, filmmaking and more. It was a great experience talking with Stephen Kearse and he did the most thorough interview I’ve had so far. Here’s an excerpt:
“My typical strategy for writing about interviews is to take key quotes and use them to compose an essay. For the most part, I think it works, especially if an interview is long or if it fits into an essay idea that is particularly timely. But sometimes a conversation is so pregnant with rich moments that to compose an essay is to exclude those moments, especially if they can only be fairly represented by the dialogue that took place during the interview.
Because I really enjoyed the conversation that C.J. and I had, I’ve decided to provide the full interview transcript. I had an essay in mind and it was about 80% finished, but revisiting the transcript a few days ago really made me rethink how I would present this interview. Accordingly, the full interview – all 6,000+ words – are provided below. That’s a lot to read, but if The Paris Review can do it, why can’t I?”
Click here for the full interview.