Associate Professor, English
Location: Braniff 314
Office Phone: 972-721-4087
A.B., Harvard University
M.F.A., University of Iowa - Writers' Workshop
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
"Difficulty." The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 4th Ed. Eds. Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2012. 364-66.
"Like Animals, Like Love." Rev. of The Lions, by Peter Campion, Never-Ending Birds, by David Baker, and Horse and Rider, by Melissa Range. Spoon River Poetry Review 35.2 (2010): 94-123.
"Habits of Thought, Inhabitings of Possibility: An Interview with John Koethe." Southwest Review 92.1 (2007): 52-81. poems.com/special_features/prose/essay_osborn.php
"'A Little Hard to See': Wittgenstein, Stevens, and the Uses of Unclarity." Wallace Stevens Journal 28.1 (2004): 59-80.
"August Kleinzahler: Interview." Verse 17.2-3/18.1 (2001): 165-90. Rpt. in The Verse Book of Interviews: 27 Poets on Language, Craft & Culture. Amherst, Mass.: Verse, 2005. 30-55.
Admit Impediment: The Use of Difficulty in Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Diss. University of Texas at Austin, 2001. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2001. AAT 3008413.
"Skirmishes on the Border: The Evolution and Function of Paul Muldoon's Fuzzy Rhyme." Contemporary Literature 41.2 (2000): 323-58. Rpt. in Multiformalisms: Postmodern Poetics of Form. Ed. Annie Finch and Susan M. Schultz (Textos, 2008): 259-303.
"Street-Smart Swagger and Tendresse." Rev. of Green Sees Things in Waves, by August Kleinzahler. Notre Dame Review 10 (2000): 153-58. nd.edu/~ndr/issues/ndr10/reviews/kleinz.html
"Poirier's Latest Push." Rev. of Trying It Out in America: Literary and Other Performances, by Richard Poirier. Iowa Review 30.1 (2000): 171-77.
Rev. of Swarm, by Jorie Graham. Boston Review 25.1 (2000): 56-58. www.joriegraham.com/osborn_2000
Rev. of My Way: Speeches and Poems, by Charles Bernstein. Chicago Review 45.3/4 (1999): 173-77. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism 142.
Rev. of On a Stair, by Ann Lauterbach. Boston Review 23.6 (1998-99): 55-57. www.bostonreview.net/BR23.6/osborn.html
Plato's Aviary. Ridgefield, Conn.: Aldrich, 2003.
Poems published in American Letters & Commentary, Bat City Review, Colorado Review, Columbia, Denver Quarterly, Erato, Fence, Graham House Review, Notre Dame Review, Southwest Review (Morton Marr Poetry Prize for 2008), and Spoon River Poetry Review. Also: online through the Blanton Poetry Project and Verse Daily.