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Relating the Immigrant Experience Through Poetry

Growing up in Bangladesh, Sujash Purna was inspired by British literature, reading works by J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen and George Orwell. A love of language drew him to creative writing and brought him to America to further his studies.

After completing his undergraduate literature degree at Truman State University, Purna came to Missouri State University to pursue his master’s degree in English. He graduated in May and this fall, he’ll start the graduate certificate in technical and professional writing

One genre Purna enjoys writing is poetry. His new book of poetry, “Epidemic of Nostalgia” will be published this month. He talks about his literary work, including the new book.

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"Epidemic of Nostalgia" is available for preorder at Finishing Line Press

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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