Fall 2020

This far into a century of upheavals, what does it mean to practice citizenship? How have our expectations—of our neighbors, of our institutions, of ourselves—evolved to respond to the influences of the age we live in? Can the ideals of citizenship transcend national interests? The Fall issue on citizenship in our century is neither prescriptive nor comprehensive, but exploratory, holding up the concept of citizenship to see the truths refracted through it. Through reporting, fiction, poetry, photography, and even fable, we ask questions that are vital to understanding the ways in which citizenship reaches through daily lived experience.
Fall 2020

Volume 96, Number 3

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Table of contents

Reporting 
Essays 
Criticism 
Photography 
Fiction 
Poetry 
Mapping 
Drawing It Out 
Notes to Self 
Interviews 
On Becoming 
Editor's Desk 
Fine Distinctions 
#VQRTrueStory 

Contributor Profiles

Jack Hitt is the cohost of the podcast Uncivil, which won the Peabody Award in 2018. His most recent book is Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character (Crown, 2012).

Ashley M. Jones is the author of dark / / thing (Pleiades, 2019) and Magic City Gospel (Hub City, 2017).

Nicole Tung is a freelance photojournalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Stern, Le Monde, Harper’s, and other publications. She

Khaddafina Mbabazi is a writer and musician from Kampala, Uganda. Currently, she resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is at work on a novel and completing a short-story collection titled History and Memory.

Wayétu Moore is the author of The Dragons, The Giant, The Women (Graywolf, 2020) and She Would Be King (Graywolf, 2018), named a best book of 2018 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Entertainment Weekly, an

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of The Ground, Heaven, The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey (FSG, 2018), Living Weapon (FSG, 2020), and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive, 2010

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