James McConkey is Goldwin Smith Professor of English Literature Emeritus at Cornell. His books include The Telescope in the Parlor, Court of Memory, and To a Distant Land. His next book, The Complete Court of Memory, is forthcoming.
Fear of Falling
Working in the mop-and-bucket brigade in college created the perspectives of a lifetime
by James McConkey | Friday, December 01, 2006
What Kind of Father Am I?
Looking back at a lifetime of parenting sons and being parented by them
by James McConkey | Saturday, March 01, 2008
Two Strangers, Three Stories
All the lonely people and where they come from
by James McConkey | Wednesday, March 01, 2006
How a Poem Helped Me to Write Prose
by James McConkey | Monday, November 11, 2013
Finding the ideal of freedom in a rugged prison colony