Advance Copy features exclusive excerpts from forthcoming books by leading novelists, essayists, poets, artists, and scientists.
Audre Lorde: Take My Word for Jewel
In archival readings from 1970, the poet reaches us in the midst of another necessary revolution.
Mónica de la Torre: Dream Caravan Dream
An exclusive excerpt from the poet's forthcoming book.
Pippa Garner: $ELL YOUR $ELF
The prolific queer icon in her own, never-before published words.
Adrienne Chung: Arrangements
Four new pieces from the poet's debut collection.
Zadie Smith: Flowering Under Stress
On the existential watercolors of Ana Prvački.
Tiana Reid: Nightnursing
The writer shares three pool-dark poems from her new collection.
Ben Lerner: The Rose
A poem in three parts, inspired by Jay DeFeo and with paintings by Margaux Williamson.
The Ogre, the Monk and the Maiden
In a new short story, Dame Margaret Drabble imagines a future shaped by discoveries at CERN, the international mecca for particle physicists.
Sarah Green: Four Poems
A selection of poems from the author's new book, The Deletions.
Susan Sontag: Androgyny Is the Future
True sexual liberation, the great writer argued, is about liberation from sex.
I Could Not Believe It
Glue frontman Sean DeLear’s teenage diaries reveal a queer coming-of-age.
An Indigenous Systems Approach to the Climate Crisis
To build better futures, we need time-tested wisdom.
Sterling Morrison on how the Velvet Underground found their name.
A Night at the Taj
The worst of humanity lodged at a luxury hotel.
Edgar Kunz: Two Poems
An exclusive excerpt from the poet's new book.
The splendors and spirits of carnival in Jacmel, Haiti.
Is the Universe Infinite or Is It Just Really Big?
Letters from a young astrophysicist to her mother.
Rick Rubin on Listening
An excerpt from the storied producer's debut book, The Creative Act.
Ticks are not your friends: adolescent desire and Eastern Washington.
The Multiverse According to The Daniels and David Eagleman
The directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once talk to their favorite neuroscientist.
The abject pleasure of opening wide.
Avant-Garde Rasanblaj (A Meditation on PÒTOPRENS)
The Black aesthetics of the first Black Republic.
Hailing the mighty artists of Port-au-Prince, capital of history’s first Black republic.
Media Burn: The Making of an Image
In 1975, the artist collective Ant Farm drove a Cadillac into a wall of TV sets for the televised spectacle Media Burn. Excerpted from the book Media Burn: The Making of an Image, Steve Seid digs into the history of the event, raising questions about mass media and art in the public realm.
The future of our climate rests with our youth.