Last month, Hilton Als discussed Baldwin’s legacy at the Windham-Campbell
Prize festival, where he was honored for his work in nonfiction. His
interlocutor was Jacqueline Goldsby, a professor of English and African
American Studies at Yale. What follows is a sliver of that conversation, published with permission by the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes.
Do you ever feel nervous about the quality of your content now that there's a lot of people to criticize it, or you're just chill about it? I mean, to do art you need to be creative and for that you need to take some risks, but do you worry about not being funny enough or not keeping up with people's expectations? Btw you're a cutie and I love u :3
i’ve always been my absolute worst critic, but i’m actually pretty content with the curve my work is on right now. i often times warmly welcome constructive criticism, because i’m not around a lot of other people, so i can’t shift my point of view on my own work as flexibly as i’d like
but i do go through slumps where i think i’m not making enough content, or being funny enough. like, i’m never completely off, but i do tend to get a little paranoid!
but hey, thanks so much!! ♥♥♥
Every time I hear that one of the actors acknowledges you and your work I get so giddy. And I loved your interview answers!
I NEVER KNOW HOW TO REACT other than with a shocked “WHAT” over and over but seeing your joy makes my heart warm! AND THANK YOU my answers were also partnered with really great questions!! it was super cool to get to do that interview!
I wonder if ‘what Scout is doing at the moment’ is just a normal conversation subject they have behind the scenes.
i found out this weekend
but it’s largely due to the fact that i produce content minutes after something has been shown
when i was told i was like “you guys have got to be kidding me omfg”
You fangirl over them, they fanboy over you. Pretty funny, as I don’t think that generally goes both ways. :)
IT MAKES THINGS SO UNPRODUCTIVE THOUGH
imagine two people desperately trying to talk to each other but it’s just them yelling “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” at the same time WE CAN’T WORDS