2002 - 2005


New Mexico State University
Aug 1998 - May 2002


University of Oklahoma


Shauna Osborn spent the first seventeen years of her life in a small, rural town in southwestern Oklahoma. The oldest of three Comanche/German mestiza daughters, Shauna grew up in a multilingual working class home. After earning an MFA from New Mexico State University in 2005, Shauna stayed in New Mexico to work with various community organizations in the US/Mexico Border Region. Shauna is working on a series of indigenous comic books based on Comanche folk tales, a memoir, an essay collection, and a book length choreopoem. Her poetry collection, Arachnid Verve, is forthcoming from Mongrel Empire Press.

Writing Related Work Experience

Work History
Feb 2016 - Present

Executive Director

Dec 2013 - Present

Grant Reviewer

undisclosed Native American tribal organization
Oct 2010 - Present

Executive Director

Antes Taabe Press
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Developmental Studies Instructor

Santa Fe Community College
Jan 2003 - Sep 2010

Executive Director

W.C. Press and Graphics
Oct 2007 - Jan 2009

Grant Writer & Fundraising Coordinator

Art of Birth and Wellness
Aug 2006 - Feb 2007

Specialist/Technical Writer

New Mexico State University
Jan 2003 - Aug 2005

Publicity/Graphic Designer

Border Book Foundation

Editor Positions, Present and Prior

Contributing Editor, Poet’s Quarterly 2012--present

Admin/Editor, Native American & Indigenous Writers of AWP Blog, 2014--present

Copy Editor, Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2014--present

Contributing Editor, Albuquerque Cultural Conference Blog 2011—2014

Associate Poetry Editor, Puerto Del Sol 2002—2004 

Copy Editor, Puerto Del Sol 2003—2004

Managing Editor, Windmill 2000--2002 

Arts Editor, The Undercurrent 2001


Publications In

  • Kweli
  • Yellow Medicine Review
  • Dirty Chai
  • Writer's Bloc
  • Red Ink
  • Waxwing
  • Four Winds
  • Agave Magazine
  • Commonthought
  • Mas Tequila Review
  • Adrienne
  • upstreet literary magazine
  • Literary Orphans
  • As/Us
  • Poiesis
  • Spiral Orb
  • Cultural Weekly
  • Skin to Skin
  • About Place
  • Hueso Loco
  • Cyclamen & Swords
  • Toe Good Poetry
  • East Jasmine Review
  • Puerto Del Sol
  • Sovereign Bodies
  • Go Read Your Lunch
  • Image Text
  • Clamor