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Shauna Osborn

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in Chickasha, Oklahoma, The United States
February 19, 1980

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Shauna Osborn is an award winning Numunuu (Comanche)/German mestiza artist, researcher, and wordsmith. She has earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA from New Mexico State University. Her debut poetry collection Arachnid Verve focuses on the acrobatic nature of Southwestern life. As a member of the Yapaituka band of the Numunuu, Shauna 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 literary projects. Shauna’s list of honors includes a 2015 Artist in Residence for A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Waves Writing Retreat, a National Poetry Award from the New York Public Library, Alternating Cur ...more

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“She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”
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“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”
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“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”
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“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
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“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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