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New Mexico State University
Aug 1998May 2002


University of Oklahoma


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.

Writing Related Work Experience


Executive Director

Puha Hubiya
Dec 2013Present

Grant Reviewer

undisclosed Native American tribal organization

Executive Director

Aug 2011Jun 2012

Developmental Studies Instructor

Santa Fe Community College
Jan 2003Sep 2010

Executive Director

W.C. Press and Graphics
Oct 2007Jan 2009

Grant Writer & Fundraising Coordinator

Art of Birth and Wellness
Aug 2006Feb 2007

Specialist/Technical Writer

New Mexico State University
Jan 2003Aug 2005

Publicity/Graphic Designer

Border Book Foundation

Editor Positions

Managing Editor, Future Earth Magazine 2017-present

Contributing Editor, Kenyon Review Online 2016-present

Contributing Editor, Poet’s Quarterly 2012--2016

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

  • World Literature Today
  • 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