Shauna Osborn


Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico US

Author's Bio

Shauna Osborn is an award winning Numunuu (Comanche)/German mestiza artist, researcher, secret agent, and wordsmith. They are Executive Director of Puha Hubiya and have earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma as well as an MFA from New Mexico State University. Shauna's debut poetry collection Arachnid Verve focuses on the acrobatic nature of Southwestern life (Mongrel Empire Press). She creates contemporary work in her tribal language to help ensure its survival, funds tribal development and language immersion opportunities through grant writing, and creates Indigenous feminist literary projects. You can find her online at and

Publications & Prizes

Arachnid Verve (Mongrel Empire Press, 2016)
Cultural Weekly
Literary Orphans
Spiral Orb
The Mas Tequila Review
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Shauna’s list of honors includes an International Formal Poetry Award from Bacopa Literary Review, a New Poets of Native Nations Scholarship to the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, a Crescendo Poetry Fellowship, a 2015 Artist in Residence Award for A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Waves Writing Retreat, a National Poetry Award from the New York Public Library, an Alternating Current Press Luminaire Award for Best Poetry, and the Native Writer Award from UNM Summer Writers’ Conference.

More Information

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Feminist, German American, LGBTQ, Mixed-Race, Native American
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Born in: 
Chickasha, OK
Raised in: 
Minco, OK
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Last update: Feb 27, 2023