Liam Corley

Liam Corley

Professor, English and Modern Languages, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

Personal Details

Just your typical husband, father, professor, officer, veteran, poet, and disciple. I keep my hair short to hide the grey ones. In the words of the immortal Indiana Jones: “It’s not the years; it’s the mileage.” I’ve been married to Amy for over twenty years. Stephen, Clare, Dorothy, and Samuel are also part of our happy home.

Twenty-Seven Other Things I’m Grateful For

1. Boots

2. Growing up in a small town

3. My teachers, especially Steve Axelrod (Riverside), Arthur Quinn (Berkeley), Emory Elliott (Riverside), Sandy Muir (Berkeley), John Engell (San Jose State), and Michael Phillips (Ridgecrest).

4. All the other Corleys

5. Doors

6. Middle West Press

7. Drip coffee

8. Journal of Veteran Studies

9. A pull-up bar, free weights, and a Concept2 Model C rowing machine in my garage

10. Friends in Texas

11. The best colleagues a professor could have


13. Backpacks

14. Lithuanian-born poets who wrote in Polish and English

15. MilSpeak Foundation and Press

16. National Endowment for the Humanities

17. PDFs

18. Electric vehicles

19. Poetry

20.The Nineteenth Century

21. Geoffrey Chaucer*

22. MacBooks 

23. Lagers, Ales, and the occasional Stout


25. Food

26. Silence

27. Students dedicated to growth and learning


*A paid political announcement. My real #21 is T.S. Eliot. Or Walt Whitman. Or Emily Dickinson. Or Longfellow, Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Stephen Crane, Melville, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Annie Dillard, and so on and so forth. You get the picture.