Sugg, Richard P.

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Sugg, Richard P.

(Richard Peter Sugg)


Born in MO.


Office—Department of English, Florida International University, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181-3605; fax: 305-919-5734. E-mail—[email protected]


Fulbright senior lecturer, 1979; U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher, West Cameroon; Florida International University.


Fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1987; Ann and Erlo Van Waveren Fellowship, 1988, 1991.


(Editor) Appreciating Poetry, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1975.

Hart Crane's "The Bridge": A Description of Its Life, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa, AL), 1976.

Robert Bly, Twayne (Boston, MA), 1986.

(Editor) Jungian Literary Criticism, Northwestern University Press (Evanston, IL), 1993.

(Editor and contributor) Seeing Beyond: Movies, Visions, and Values, Gold String Press (New York, NY), 2001.

Founding editor, Washington Society for Jungian Psychology Members' Book Review, 1992-97.


Richard P. Sugg once told CA: "My first published poem, worth four dollars in 1946, was a rhyme for a Hallmark Christmas card. Mother (or Santa Claus) was the muse then. Hart Crane excited my attention in high school, via Untermeyer's popular anthology; ‘Repose of Rivers’ was the most compelling poem. Soon after my son was born, I was drawn to the poetry of Robert Bly, and understanding Bly's work required that I learn about Jungian psychology and its literary uses. I continue to believe that keeping one's life and work related is the most productive and satisfying way to proceed. To that end, I recently completed an M.S.W. program, a further education useful not only for teaching literature, but also for opening up new interdisciplinary opportunities, such as poetry therapy."



Dalhousie Review, spring, 1994, Patricia Monk, review of Jungian Literary Criticism, pp. 135-136.

South Atlantic Review, January, 1987, R.E. Messer, review of Robert Bly, p. 175; November, 1993, Ted R. Spivey, review of Jungian Literary Criticism, pp. 125-127; fall, 2002, Warren French, review of Seeing Beyond: Movies, Visions, and Values, pp. 140-142.

Times Literary Supplement, October 14, 1977, William Pritchard, review of Hart Crane's "The Bridge": A Description of Its Life.