Shauna Osborn


PO Box 12522
Albuquerque, NM 87195

Author's Bio

Shauna Osborn is an award winning Numunuu (Comanche)/German mestiza artist, researcher, secret agent, and wordsmith. She is Executive Director of Puha Hubiya and has earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma as well as an MFA from New Mexico State University. Her 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

Publications & Prizes

Arachnid Verve (Mongrel Empire Press, 2016)
Cultural Weekly
Literary Orphans
Spiral Orb
The Mas Tequila Review
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Shauna was an Artist in Residence for 2015’s A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Writing Retreat and she has received the Luminaire Award from Alternating Current Press, a National Poetry Award from the New York Public Library, and the Native Writer Award from Taos Summer Writers’ Conference.

More Information

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Feminist, LGBTQ, German American, Mixed-Race, Native American
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Born in: 
Chickasha, OK
Raised in: 
Minco, OK
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Last update: Sep 30, 2017