Peter Vilbig

Writer: Work in 3:AM Magazine, Baltimore Review, Drunken Boat, Fleeting, Shenandoah, Tin House, and others. Scott Prize finalist.


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Writings on Readings

Literature, Culture, Politics, Life

Sports as Metaphor, Sports as Reality

Sports as Metaphor, Sports as Reality

Various elements of the economic system in the United States become metaphors for other elements. Sports, for example, which may be the case par excellence, acts as a...

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My Interview With the Dictator

My Interview With the Dictator

The probability that Efrain Rios Montt, the former general and dictator of Guatemala, will face genocide charges later this year means that I was a kind of witness to...

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The Ecology of Bad Ideas: Tangential Thoughts on the Presidential Election

The Ecology of Bad Ideas: Tangential Thoughts on the Presidential Election

1. In a looped system stupidity becomes endemic. This is because stupidity grooves more deeply. Rumor, falsity, the manipulations of operatives bevel thoughtfulness...

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